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Amid Russian invasion, Ukraine's official Twitter account calls for the social media platform to ban @Russia

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Ukraine's official Twitter account has called for the social media company to put the kibosh on Russia's @Russia account.

Ukraine tweeted, "hey people, let’s demand @Twitter to remove @Russia from here." The Ukrainian account declared that there is "no place for an aggressor like Russia on Western social media platforms" and "they should not be allowed to use these platforms to promote their image while brutally killing the Ukrainian people."

Blaze Media's Elijah Schaffer responded to the post by tweeting, "Banning a social media account will stop a war LOL."

"I don't know who needs to hear this, but: banning an account on social media will not prevent a full-scale invasion that is already underway," Elizabeth Faddis of the Washington Examiner tweeted.

A tweet posted earlier by Ukraine's account urged people to "Tag @Russia and tell them what you think about them."

Last year, Twitter made the highly controversial decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump's @realDonaldTrump account. Trump, who was still presdient at the time, had been a prolific tweeter who frequently utilized the platform to disseminate his views.

The country's call for Twitter to ban Russia's account comes as Russia invades Ukraine. The U.S. and other nations have condemned Russia and levied sanctions.

According to the Associated Press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of "consequences you have never seen" for any nation that seeks to interfere.

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