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There is no people out of politics

This text is not just for Ukrainians (they don't need any clarifications), that's why it's originally in Russian.

Eight years ago when some girls I knew, the sincere Ukrainians, cryingly spoke about people around who were "out of politics".

Why they are such vatnics*" - they desperately asked me. And I told myself: "There is no reason to worry about it because there will be enough war for everyone!"

And during the eight years of undeclared war, I saw how Ukrainianization was slowly, almost imperceptibly, changing people.

The shelling of Ukrainian cities explosively intensified this process. The way it was foreseen by smart Portnikov, — the heaviest shellfire fell upon the most pro-Russian cities. The war on the streets of their native cities helped to Ukraine the most close-minded vatnics. And here they are now: a most fundamentally Russian-speaking volunteer, a doctor, a poet — they speak Ukrainian, they neither talk about friendship with the Russian Federation, nor about capitulation, but about protecting their children, their cities; and my friends, whose social media avatars didn’t have the national flag at a prosperous time, have them now, realizing that now it is really far more dangerous.

But we are roll-calling: we are alive, and we are Ukraine. And we shall win.

* vatnic (slang) — a follower of propaganda from the Russian government (Wikipedia).

Translated into English by Ukrainianvancouver team – Mar 04, 2022

This text is not just for Ukrainians (they don’t need any clarifications), that’s why it’s originally in Russian.

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