Ukrainian metal band Jinjer releases new video message from Kyiv: ‘This war can’t be justified by anything’
Bass player Eugene Abdukhanov Ukrainian modern metallurgists JINJER released a new video message in which he condemns Russia’s invasion of his country, saying “this war cannot be justified by anything”.
russian president Vladimir Poutinethe military aggression of – which was described by the American president Joe Biden as an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine – has so far claimed nearly 200 lives, including civilians, including three children, according to Ukraine’s health minister.
Earlier today, Abdukhanov shared a heartfelt video message via JINJERon social media in which he urged all music fans and “people of the civilized world” to do all they can to garner international support to respond to Russia.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Good morning, the whole world. I am speaking to you from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, which is now besieged by Russian troops. It is five o’clock in the afternoon [on] Saturday.
“First of all, all the members of JINJER who are currently in Kyiv are relatively safe and well, as much as possible in these dark days. Secondly, we appreciate all our fans around the world for showing their solidarity with us and our country to oppose the barbarism of the war that was started by Putin here in Ukraine on February 24th.
“I would like to talk to all the peoples of the civilized world, all our fans, all music fans, all metalheads around the world, no matter where you’re from, Above all if you come from Russia, he continued. This war cannot be justified by anything, no matter what the propaganda says. No one deserves what we are currently experiencing here in Ukraine. The innocent people of Ukraine are suffering. I’m not talking about politicians; I’m not talking about our government. The innocent people of our country are suffering… All the people of Kiev spend their days and nights in basement shelters. Children spend their days and nights in shelters. They are scared. They don’t have adequate food. They don’t have enough water. They have no comfort. Do they deserve this?
“Please spread the word about Putinaggressiveness. Together we can stop this,” he added.
Abdukhanovbandmate, JINJER a singer Tatiana Shmaylukcurrently lives in Southern California with her boyfriend, Alex Lopez from the deathcore troupe SUICIDE SILENCE.
Thursday (February 24), Putin announced a “special military operation” in the east of the country. Soon after, explosions were reported in the outskirts of Kharkiv, Kramatorsk and Mariupol, as well as in Kyiv.
Putin made the announcement during an early morning televised address, peddling accusations of Nazi elements in Ukraine to justify the attack on its western neighbor, a move experts have called defamatory and false. (Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish and lost three family members in the Holocaust.)
The Russian leader called for the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen”.
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