RICHMAND, Virginia (WRIC) – Virginia Gov. Glen Yangkin made the statement after Russian troops launched an expected attack on Ukraine.
The governor specifically addressed the invasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin on twitter.
“Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is an attack on a sovereign nation and will have devastating consequences for the citizens of Ukraine,” said Governor Yangkin. “This senseless, unprovoked attack is undermining democracy around the world, and we must bring Russia to justice. And we pray for the Ukrainian people and for peace. “
President Vladimir Putin has renounced international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to intervene would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”
The invasion began before dawn in Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa with big explosions.
World leaders challenged the beginning of the invasion this could lead to mass casualties, overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine and jeopardize the balance after the Cold War on the continent.
8News will follow all news about Russian attacks on Ukraine.