If you follow the war in Ukraine with interest and seriousness, and above all if you are directly or indirectly involved in it by having relatives, friends or acquaintances who live in Ukraine, you will have happened to talk to people who have only a confused and superficial idea of this conflict , mainly deriving from the opinion of the media and politicians who are hiding the real danger of the conflict unleashed by Russia.
We don't want to do in-depth geopolitical analyzes here, but with a pinch of lightness we present the Top 7 phrases and the questions that, when talking to those who are not very interested in this war, we often hear and which are very difficult to answer.
Top 7 phrases about the war in Ukraine that are difficult to answer, even if we will try.
They can't leave a putin what does he want and end it here?
Possible answer: Leaving even a single centimeter of soil a putin it would mean the collapse of Europe.
The media influence of Russian propaganda has certainly had some effects. Mainly it has eroded the consensus around unthinking support for Kyiv on the part of governments too busy chasing electoral polls. Secondly, it has almost irreversibly confused the thoughts of that large segment of citizens interested only in their own domestic problems.
In light of this confusion of thought we have drawn up the list of seven phrases that we have all heard at least once from anyone not directly affected by the war in Ukraine and not particularly interested in what happens outside the borders of their own country. Usually these questions are very difficult to answer and often the interlocutor reaches his goal: not having to talk about this damned war anymore. But we are courageous and also try to outline an answer.
1) But why don't they kill him (referring to putin)?
Possible answer: It is very difficult to kill a head of state sitting on top of a few thousand nuclear warheads and who over the course of twenty years of unchallenged power in Russia has created a parallel army to defend himself exclusively. However, the idea is very appetizing. Excellent!
2) I feel sorry for the deaths on both sides.
Possible answer: You should only feel sorry for the Ukrainian victims who are defending their country from brutal aggression. Let's not forget that most Russian citizens are on the same page as the international criminal putin, they grew up eating bread and propaganda and the result is what we all see before our eyes: ferocious aggression, destruction, rape and torture by the Russian army on peaceful Ukrainian cities. And no one protests.
3) They can't leave a putin what does he want and end it here?
Possible answer: Leaving even a single centimeter of soil a putin it would mean the collapse of Europe. The awareness that with a military aggression against a country with fewer war resources it is possible to conquer new territories is precisely what the Russia-Iran-China axis is eagerly awaiting to launch a bigger offensive against democratic societies to subvert the world order.
4) You can't hear anything anymore, is something still happening?
Possible answer: Yes, if you don't hear anything about it you should use the internet not only to watch stupid videos on TikTok or share some stupidity on Facebook, but you could do more research on the topic online. There are many serious and authoritative sources on the subject, why not learn about them?
5) But the West has its faults…
Possible answer: the West is guilty of being a model of freedom and democracy to which the nations oppressed by Russian and Chinese imperialism would like to aspire. The European or US model does not attack states outside of their influence with bombs, but attracts them, determining their aspiration to be part of it. And this infuriates Russia which, unlike Western states, does not spend billions of dollars on welfare but on weapons and does not expand social rights but oppresses them. That from 2014 to 2022 all the democratic states of the West slept soundly is a fact that has now been established, but it has nothing to do with the aggression against Russia.
6) When do you think it will end?
Possible answer: I hope soon... but what kind of question is that?
7) Oh but also Zelensky…
Possible answer: President Zelensky surprised even the most sceptical, putting his heart and soul into directing the resistance directly from the heart of Ukraine, becoming a symbol for his people (and not only). From the first day of the invasion he channeled the support and help of the entire free world into Ukraine instead of running away as European heads of state often did during the Second World War with the excuse of directing operations from a safe place. Zelensky put his face to it, risking his life every day, with that indomitable spirit that he transmitted to every Ukrainian remaining in their homeland to defend every inch of their land against the Russian invasion. Without Zelensky, it is possible that we would not be here now talking about Ukraine's accession to the European Union, but we will probably be worried about the deployment of thousands of Russian troops on the borders with the Baltic states or Poland.