Advisor to the President of Ukraine, a prominent activist, leader of the volunteer movement for helping the army “Wings of the Phoenix”, Yuri Biryukov, announced that he had lost the will to fight.
“I didn’t give up on Maidan that night… I didn’t give up when my team sat in the cauldron in sector D and there was absolutely no hope. And they starved and died. Did not give up . Yes, and in many other situations – I had to revive myself, shake friends and colleagues, support the boys.
But today I gave up. Not only that, according to ‘Svoboda’ I support the occupiers, because I speak Russian. But damn, .
But ‘Svoboda’ has taken away my freedom of choice of language: it turns out that I am now for Russia, yes? And … And paratroopers of 25th airborne. It turns out we all support the invaders. And many many millions of Russian-speakers – we all, by the decision of ‘Svoboda’, support the invaders. Something like that.
Now I really gave up… And not because of ‘Svoboda ‘- after ludicrous antics of Farion it was difficult to perceive this organization seriously. But because . And Ukraine is not your love.
Is this what we are fighting for?
Translated by Kristina Rus