Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the Russian people to raise their voice against the war. “Evil happens on such a scale that silence is tantamount to collusion,” he said in his video address on Sunday. He continued: “If you have Russian citizenship and you are silent, it means that you do not oppose evil – which means you support the war.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February and is still waging war. At present, there is no possibility of a solution through talks. Ukraine defended itself against the invasion on Monday the 173rd day.
“If you have Russian citizenship and you are silent, it means you are not fighting, which means you support it,” Zelensky said. Contrary to earlier appeals to the belligerent neighboring country’s population, the president addressed them in Ukrainian, not Russian.
In Ukraine and the rest of the world too, everyone “must do everything in our power to ensure that Russia and the Russian state supporting the war pay an ever-increasing price for terror.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February and is still waging war. At present, there is no possibility of a solution through talks. According to various polls, most of the Russian presidents support Vladimir Putin’s course. How meaningful this is is uncertain. Open criticism of the war is severely punished by the Russian power apparatus.