After the two concerts in Poland of the co-founder of “Pink Floyd” – Roger Waters, were canceled after the musician’s open letter to the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, Waters now wrote a letter to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Recently, I read comments on social networks, about that – why did I write to Mrs. Olena Zelenska, and not to Mr. Vladimir Putin?” Very good question, glad you asked it. Here is Roger Waters’ open letter to Vladimir Putin,” the musician announced, accompanying his article.
In the meantime, the authorities in Krakow emphasized that they will not tolerate an artist who spreads obscene views “against Ukraine”.
Shortly afterwards, Waters revealed on his Facebook that he had also written to Putin, explaining that he had “attempted to use his small influence to push for a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution related to the security needs of Ukraine and the Russian Federation”.
In the letter, the musician emphasizes that he does not take sides and as if he wants to criticize both opposing sides.
“I know, I know, the US and NATO attack other sovereign countries whenever they want, or for a few barrels of oil, but that doesn’t mean you should too. Your invasion of Ukraine took me completely by surprise. It was a vicious war of aggression – whether provoked or not. When Mrs. Zelenska replied to me via Twitter, I was very surprised and deeply moved. If you answer me, I would greatly respect you for it, and it would be an honorable step in the right direction towards lasting peace,” Waters emphasized in the letter to the President of Russia.