Ukraine President Zelensky’s speech to the Russian People. English Subtitles.
https://youtu.be/p-zilnPtZ2MPresident Zelenskyy’s, speech Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has given a powerful address directed to Russia. ‘We will defend ourselves, he said. ‘Not attack, but defend ourselves. And when you attack us, you will see our faces, not our backs, but our faces.’ Zelensky made the remarks in a 10-minute address posted on Telegram during which he spoke in both Ukrainian and Russian. The Ukrainian leader said Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, had not replied to his invitation to hold talks. (from The Guardian website.)
President Zelensky is a real leader. Putin is another megalomaniac authoritarian bully, who has no role in leading a country in this, the 21st Century. The time of such dinosaurs is over.
I wish Ukraine and working-class Russians who were not asked if they supported this war (huh, we have been there, done that ourselves…looking at you LIttle Johnny Howard!) safe peace as soon as possible.
I wish Ukraine to win and keep its independence, to write its own story. The rest of the world must support the Ukrainians, in ways which is appropriate for them. We cannot send troops, but we can send arms, supplies, help impose sanctions and donate to organisations like The Red Cross to care for their population.
The bravery of President Zelensky is new to our times. Whatever the quality of his Presidency, and not all he has done I know a lot about (some bloggers are saying it was neither bad nor good so far, and he is dragging his feet on a promise to confront Oligarchs and their influence), this is where Zelensky is now. He is leading from the front. His people’s defence of their country against overwhelming odds is extraordinary.
My son follows this USA You-Tuber sometimes, an USA guy who identifies as a Socialist from what I can discern. This video expresses exactly my feelings about the Ukraine President.
If ever a country deserves victory in their defence, it is Ukraine.
I am sorry for errors. This has been posted in haste. I will correct any you find.