20 September 2017
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Russia, Ukraine fighting on Twitter with GIFs

While Russia had a rather unique reaction on Twitter to the recently-signed sanctions bill: a video of a folk festival set to a metal song, Ukraine came up with a witty comeback, according to Townhall.


The video posted by @Russia features images of people at what looks like a renaissance faire-type event, before concluding with fireworks, Townhall wrote.

Ukraine, ever the spunky Twitter persona, had its own interpretation of Russia's tweet. In their reply, the country tweeted a GIF from South Park featuring Butters Stotch dressed as a Game of Thrones character and getting hit by a wooden sword, and reminded Russia that "If you'd respected international law, you would've avoided sanctions & would've been sending missions to Mars now, not running with sticks."

Earlier, Russia and Ukraine took their conflict to a new battlefield: Twitter. It happened after Russian President Vladimir Putin during his meeting with the newly-elected French leader Emmanuel Macron had claimed that the daughter of Yaroslav the Wise was "Russian."

Tags: Ukraine, Russia, twitterwar, sanctions

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