Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) – Trending Twitter: Russia’s New Enemies Include Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino
One of the most baffling aspects of Russia’s attack on Ukraine is the country’s decision to name three of Europe’s smaller nations as its new enemies.
What happened: In an announcement on the Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) channel for RIA Novostia Russian state-run news agency, President Vladimir Putin’s government announced its new list of enemies.
“The government has approved a list of countries hostile to Russia”, RIA Novosti tweet said. “This included, among others: Australia, United Kingdom, EU countries, Iceland, Canada, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, San Marino, Singapore, United States, Taiwan, Ukraine, Montenegro , Switzerland, Japan.”
The inclusion of Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino may seem surprising, except that the three small countries have chosen to follow the example of European Union nations in adopting economic sanctions against Russia. Granted, their combined efforts would hardly have marked a failure in the larger scheme of things, but their token efforts have earned Putin the ire of social media.
What happened next : But uneventfully, the appearance of Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino as equals to the US, Australia, UK and Japan surprised many social media dwellers.
Grant Sternmain producer at Miami Podcast Studiossent a warning to the small Italian-speaking republic of the Apennines in Tweeter“Better be careful in San Marino, Putin is also coming for you.”
FoxNews Senior Writer Emilie Zanotti tweeted“I 100% unfurl my San Marino flag when I get home and I don’t even mind confusing my neighbours.”
Mary Linaresan “emergency nurse, a person of history, a humanist, a shameless multi-ethnic agitator,” wondered what impact Putin might have on the Liechtenstein royal family.
“Lmao, are they going to fuck with Liechtenstein? ” she tweeted. “They’re going to crash the annual King’s Oktoberfest?”
Christopher Reevesa Daily Kos contributor, took a look at another micronation that missed Putin’s list, Tweeter“Monaco? San Marino? Liechtenstein? Ok, @ANDORRA_UN, you have to improve your game here, Russia keeps forgetting you. We have you good!
But while many people were obsessed with Russia’s new obsession with European micronations, the Washington Examiner writer Jerry Dunleavy remarked that Russia had made a glaring diplomatic faux pas by listing Taiwan as a nation on the enemy list.
“The Kremlin has placed Taiwan on its list of ‘hostile’ countries despite Russia’s close ties to China, which does not recognize Taiwan’s independence from the mainland,” Dunleavy said. tweeted.
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