Evgeny Kissin: History requires us to help Ukraine win this warNews
The Russian-born pianist, now living in Prague, has issued a voluminous statement on the west’s failures to contain the aggressive intentions of Putin’s regime.
I must say that it became a grave disappointment for me when I realized a number of years ago that the Western principles, the Western ideals and the Western international politics are not the same thing; that most Western politicians for dozens of years had been betraying their own ideals and principles. Another striking example of this is that since the democratic State of Israel was created, opportunist Western politicians have been forcing their natural ally to make concessions to her anti–democratic enemies who have always been determined to destroy her.
Now I can only say to them: if you don’t do everything to help the brave Ukrainian people to win this war, to drive the aggressors and murderers out of their country, history will never forgive you.
Full statement here.