An Ukrainian city founded by a 19th century businessman from Wales has started a campaign to join the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth is doing her Vladimir Putin imitation.

The city of Donetsk on the Don River was founded by John Hughes in 1869 because the local coal deposits could power his steel plant.

Organizers of the effort tweeted the Union Jack with the words "Donetsk is a British City! God Save the Queen."

More than 7,000 people have supported the proposal so far.