The Republican Accountability Project has produced an ad (watch above) criticizing former President Donald Trump’s long-time admiration of Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader who recently launched a brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Just days before Putin initiated the attack – which has created 1.7 million refugees and killed hundreds of civilians – Trump called the strongman’s military posturing “genius” and “savvy.”

That characterization drew widespread condemnation, but Trump doubled down days later, telling a crowd at Mar-a-Lago, “I mean, he’s taking over a country for two dollars’ worth of sanctions. I’d say that’s pretty smart. He’s taking over a country — really a vast, vast location, a great piece of land with a lot of people, and just walking right in.”

“Just walking right in” is a stunning euphemism for a military campaign that has targeted civilians and their homes. The ad from the Republican Accountability Project juxtaposes Trump’s comments with images of destruction and suffering.

Trump’s claim that Russia is being penalized with “two dollars’ worth of sanctions” is also a wildly hyperbolic description of the damage inflicted on the country’s economy. The national currency has plummeted, Russia’s stock market is tanking, and Western firms have shuttered stores there, which will inevitably result in widespread job loss and the inability to buy modern goods like smartphones and computers. Russian elites have also had property seized and assets frozen.

Last week, former Vice President Mike Pence issued a thinly veiled criticism of his one-time running mate, saying  “There is no room in [the Republican Party] for apologists for Putin.”