Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies MS said:
“The news that has come in overnight is deeply troubling and shows just how precarious the peace in Eastern Europe is. Putin and his cronies have proven to be despicable leaders of an aggressive and expansionist Russia who must be taken to task immediately.
“The world must be resolute in standing behind the Ukrainian Government and preserve its place as a free and democratic country. The democratic alliance must now provide all the support required to achieve that goal and assist the refugees that all wars inevitably create.
“Putin must be left in no doubt at all that the democracies of the world will not stand by and let his aggressive actions go unchecked. If we do, it might be Ukraine today, but someone else tomorrow.”