Ukraine's official Twitter is using memes to rip into Putin's bogus comparison between it and Nazi Germany

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  • Ukraine's official Twitter account used memes to rip into Putin's bogus comparison between it and Nazi Germany.

  • The account on Thursday also tried to get various hashtags lambasting Russia trending on Twitter.

  • It's not the first time Ukraine's Twitter account has lashed out against Russian aggression.

After Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the marching orders for an attack on Ukraine early Thursday morning, Ukraine's official Twitter account got busy.

One photo showed what appeared to be caricature images of Adolf Hitler tending to a small Putin.

The post went very viral, garnering over 730,000 likes and 250,000 retweets as of Thursday morning.

"This is not a 'meme', but our and your reality right now," Ukraine said in a follow-up tweet.

Many Twitter users wrote comments conveying disbelief that the country's verified Twitter account was posting a meme as its country was being invaded.

"Do you think history books are going to have to include sections about shitposting," one user commented, earning nearly 70,000 likes.

Ukraine's photo and follow-up tweets are references to Putin's baseless comparison between Ukraine and Nazi Germany, which came during the Russian president's war declaration on Thursday.

In the televised speech, Putin said he was attacking Ukraine to prevent a genocide against Russian-speakers and aimed for the "demilitarization and de-Nazification of Ukraine."

There is, however, no evidence that a genocide has been carried out in Ukraine.

Putin's "de-Nazification" claim also has no merit because Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish.

The account also called for a so-called "Twitter-storm" at 12 p.m. local time in Kyiv on Thursday, urging people to use various hashtags to "tell the world of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine and the fact that Ukraine is under attack."

Ukraine's latest post said to "Tag @Russia and tell them what you think about them," racking up tens of thousands of likes and quote tweets.

Thousands of Twitter users left comments on the post tagging the country, dropping memes, and writing snarky messages.

One person tagged Russia's account and wrote, "this isn't you bae, please stop," amassing over 3,000 likes.

Another user dropped a picture of a shirtless man wearing a "Star Wars" helmet and a red lightsaber toy with the text, "I'm bringing all the heat." Many users also posted edited pictures of Putin.

Multiple people from different countries expressed solidarity with Ukrainians, while others questioned why the official Ukraine Twitter account decided to promote these types of replies.

In December, Ukraine's Twitter account posted a meme saying that living next to Russia causes a massive headache, as Russian troops first began to gather along its border.

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