Ukraine War: Arnold Schwarzenegger said in his video message that the people in power in the Kremlin started this war and this is not the war of the Russian people.
“Terminator” Star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday appealed to Vladimir Putin to end the “foolish” war in Ukraine and praised the Russians opposing the conflict as their “new heroes”.
“Ukraine did not start this war,” the former California governor said in an emotional message to the people of Russia and Russian soldiers posted on his Twitter account.
I love Russian people. So I have to tell you the truth. Please watch and share. pic.twitter.com/6gyVRhgpFV
– Arnold Schwarzenegger) 17 March 2022
“I’m talking to you today because there are things going on in the world that are being taken away from you, terrible things you should know about,” he said in the powerful nine-minute video.
Austrian-born former bodybuilding champion whose film “scorching heat” The film was the first American film to be shot in Moscow’s Red Square, which talked about his affection for the Russian people and meeting his idol, Russian weightlifter Yuri Vlasov, when he was 14 years old.
“The strength and heart of the Russian people have always inspired me,” he said. “That’s why I hope you will tell me the truth about the war in Ukraine.”
“I know your government has told you that this is a war to ‘Nazify’ Ukraine,” he said. “This is not true. The people in power in the Kremlin started this war. This is not a war of the Russian people.”
“The world has turned against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine – entire city blocks have been flattened by Russian artillery and bombs, including a children’s hospital and a maternity hospital,” Schwarzenegger said.
“Because of its brutality, Russia is now isolated from the society of nations,” he said.
Appealing to Russian soldiers, Schwarzenegger recalled the wounds his father inflicted while fighting for the Nazis in Russia during World War II.
“He was physically and mentally broken and lived the rest of his life in pain,” he said. “To the Russian soldiers who heard this broadcast … I don’t want you to break down like my father.”
“This is not a war to defend Russia that your grandfather or your great-grandfather fought,” he said. “It is an illegal war. Your life, your limb, your future have been sacrificed for a senseless war condemned by the whole world.”
Addressing Putin directly, Schwarzenegger said: “You started this war. You are leading this war. You can stop this war.”
He closed the message with praise for risking the arrest of the Russians in protest of the war.
“The world has seen your bravery,” he said. “You are my new hero.”
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