In a televised speech early Thursday morning (February 25), Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he'd ordered a “special military operation” in Ukraine.
Following the news, U.S. lawmakers — democrats and republicans alike — took to social media to voice their support of Ukraine.
"The prayers of the world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering," U.S. President Joe Biden wrote on Twitter.
46 later added, "Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable."
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi also condemned Russia's attack, writing on Twitter, "An attack on Ukraine is an attack on democracy. I applaud @POTUS for his forceful leadership in imposing the first tranche of swift & severe sanctions to counter Russian aggression. The U.S. & our allies stand together in our unwavering support of the Ukrainian people."
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