The country of Ukraine finally got with the times and joined Twitter on Thursday (tweeting as @Ukraine), and their first tweet was nothing short of adorable:
Thanks, @Canada and @Poland for being first nations to recognize our Independence in 1991! How about becoming our first followers in 2016?— Ukraine / ??????? (@Ukraine) June 2, 2016
Canada, in typical Canadian niceness form, followed back (although only on the official English-language account @Canada and not the French @AuCanada), and did its best to twitroduce Ukraine to the U.K., Australia, Lithuania, and Israel.
Welcome to Twitter, @Ukraine! We will follow! Have you met our friends? @GreatBritain @Australia @Israel @Lithuania https://t.co/txsn25GdB7— Canada (@Canada) June 2, 2016
Bienvenue sur Twitter @Ukraine! Nous suivrons! Vous connaissez nos amis? @GreatBritain @Australia @Israel @Lithuania https://t.co/srDYuERds8— Au Canada (@AuCanada) June 2, 2016
Poland also followed back, and Ukraine expressed gratitude by saying "Dziekujemy," which means "thank you" in Polish.
Dziekujemy! ???????? https://t.co/qTz4axrKwk— Ukraine / ??????? (@Ukraine) June 2, 2016
Ukraine also thanked several other countries for following in their native tongues:
Aciu! ???????? Happy to meet you as well, let's stay in touch here! https://t.co/9UcFiLKYUo— Ukraine / ??????? (@Ukraine) June 2, 2016
Todah rabah, @Israel! ???????? Great to have you here! Looking forward to see new Dead Sea pics ??— Ukraine / ??????? (@Ukraine) June 3, 2016
And, proving that they're very fast learners when it comes to Twitter, Ukraine posted a #TGIF tweet on Friday and insisted that Ukrainians are party animals.
Ukrainians are famous for their hospitality. We love partying since... em, the very beginning! ?? #TGIF pic.twitter.com/pAq4aj4349— Ukraine / ??????? (@Ukraine) June 3, 2016
The country has about 7,800 followers at press time, a number that is certain to grow as the entertaining tweets continue. Ukraine promises to tweet about Ukrainian culture and history.
This is pretty cute and is a very innovative way for a country to maintain an online presence. Ukraine has had a very tough couple of years, and it's good to see other countries step up and associate themselves alongside Ukraine. (Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ukraine has not yet followed @Russia, although they follow Ukraine.) With so much negativity and destruction in that part of the world, it's nice to see countries sticking together.
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