The former president of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, has condemned the recent attack on the Ukrainian nation by Russia.
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Obama termed the attack as a brutal onslaught that is killing innocents and displacing untold numbers of men, women and children.
“Russia Launched a brazen attack on the people of Ukraine in violation of international law and basic principles of human decency,”
He also termed it as “a legal invasion in the heart of Europe.”
Obama further added that Russia’s invasion and attack on the people of Ukraine was not because they pose a threat to Russia but because the Ukrainians had chosen a path of sovereignty, self-determination and democracy.
Barrack obama:Russia’s reckless actions whose consequences extend beyond the Ukranian borders will be met with tough measures which may include hard-hitting sanctions.
“There may be some economic consequences given Russia’s significant role in world energy markets. But that’s a price we should be willing to pay to take a stand on the side of freedom,” the post read.
The sanctions might also target Russia’s autocratic elite as the American democrat’s post hinted.
He called on America’s close allies and citizens to support President Joe Biden’s efforts to impose the sanctions.
Obama also called upon ‘people of conscience’ around the world to clearly and loudly condemn Russia’s actions and offer support for the Ukrainian people.