“Ukraine did not start this war. There were no nationalists or Nazis,” he said. “Those in power in the Kremlin started this war.”
“Things that happen in the world are hidden from you, scary things you need to know,” Schwarzenegger said.
“I know the Russian people are unaware that such things are happening, so I urge the Russian people and Russian soldiers in Ukraine to understand the propaganda and misinformation that is being told to you. Please help me to spread the truth.”
He strongly criticized the Russian government for the invasion, saying they “lied not only to its citizens but also to its soldiers” for the reasons behind the war.
Schwarzenegger has added a message to Russians who are openly protesting against the war, which poses a great threat to personal freedom.
“The world saw your courage. We know you experienced the consequences of your courage,” he said.
“You are my new heroes. You have the strength of Yuri Petrovich Vlaso. You have the true heart of Russia.”
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