Russian musicians: “Let’s preserve the unity of Ukraine”

Russian musicians Maxim Leonidov, Boris Grebenshikov, Yuriy Shevchuk and Vyacheslav Butusov participated in the project with a motto: “Let’s preserve the unity of Ukraine”.
In a video, recorded by “1+1″ (Ukrainian TV channel) rockers asked Ukrainians and Russians to live in peace and to prevent the war. Maxim Leonidov: “It have turned out that Ukraine is my parents’ ancestors homeland but soon they have moved to Russia. It’s hard for me to see what is happening in Ukraine today. Politicians play their games and don’t care as about Ukrainians as about Russians at all. So I’m asking you to be cleverer! Do not let them betray your trust! Do not be enemies with Russians – let’s live in peace!

The frontman of the music band “Aquarium” Boris Grebenshikov have noticed that he is praying for a fast solution of the Ukrainian situation.
“We all know that Ukraine has great difficulties today. Your country, our country is the same country, the same nation. Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh said: “The one who creates hostility among people, who multiplies hatred and darkness and who hate everybody – plays into devil’s hand”. My pray is that all this should over, that we should stop fighting, because only some people will get “benefits” from this situation” – said Boris Grebenshikov.

Vyacheslav Butusov has noticed that he prays for peace between Ukraine and Russia.

“… We don’t know anything, I don’t believe any TV channel, I don’t listen to the radio and don’t read any newspapers. In such situation only thing we can do is to pray. We must remember that God looks at us from the heaven. We pray for Ukraine and for Russia because we are all scared”- confessed Butusov.

The last to speak was the frontman of the music band “DDT” Yuri Shevchuk.

“Last year our band has traveled through all Ukraine. We were in the west and in the east, in the south and in the center – Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev and Lviv. Everywhere we have seen wonderful people. Our band, by the way, is also international. The keyboard player is from Odessa, and our audio operator is from Dnipropetrovsk. All people of Russia and Ukraine are relatives, that’s why we must do everything possible to avoid a war, “- said Shevchuk.

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