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."
If you'd respected international law, you would've avoided sanctions & would've been sending missions to Mars now, not running with sticks pic.twitter.com/sNJ02LeNwY— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) August 2, 2017
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."