Ukraine: Putin sends troops to East, recognises breakaway regions
As tensions in eastern Europe between Russia and Ukraine appear to have reached boiling point today, people on social media are coping by making “World War 3” memes.
Boris Johnson this morning warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears “bent on a full-scale invasion” of Ukraine, and said he had “completely torn up international law” and is seemingly intent on capturing the capital of Kyiv.
Speaking following an early morning emergency Cobra meeting, Johnson said: “This is I should stress just the first barrage of UK economic sanctions against Russia because we expect I’m afraid that there is more Russian irrational behaviour to come.”
Johnson’s Cabinet colleague Health Secretary Sajid Javid told Sky News that we’re “waking up to a dark day” and claimed the “invasion of Ukraine has begun”.
When you're laughing at these world war 3 memes and then you realise you're a healthy 20-25 year old male living in Europe\n\n#Ukraine putin nato #UkraineRussiaCrisis\n#WorldWarIIIpic.twitter.com/Pp0SJQoPOW