Twisted Sister's Dee Snider 'approves' of Ukrainians using 'We're Not Gonna Take It' as battlecry amid Russian invasion, won't endorse it for anti-mandate protestors

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has declared he's onboard with the citizens of Ukraine using his song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' as an anthem as they fight for survival against Russia's invasion. 

The rockstar said he "absolutely approves" of Ukrainians adopting the track, but doesn't feel the same way about COVID-19 sceptics protesting mandated mask use amid the ongoing pandemic. 

Snider called the plight of the Ukrainians a "righteous battle against oppression", but protesting COVID restrictions was simply "infantile feet-stomping against an inconvenience". 

Snider, who wrote the 1984 hit, revealed his grandfather was Ukrainian before the USSR was formed, warning: "This can't happen to these people again." 

"I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using 'We're Not Gonna Take It' as their battlecry. My grandfather was Ukrainian, before it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can't happen to these people again!" he tweeted, along with the hashtag #F**KRUSSIA. 

In a follow-up tweet, Snider explained his position further. 

"People are asking me why I endorsed the use of 'We're Not Gonna Take It' for the Ukrainian people and not for the anti-maskers," he wrote. 

"Well, one use is for a righteous battle against oppression; the other is an infantile feet stomping against an inconvenience." 

At least 352 Ukranians, including 14 children, have been killed since Russia launched its attack on the country. More than 1600 Ukrainians have been wounded. 

Snider also encouraged Russians protesting the invasion to take his song along with them to their demonstrations.