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150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by NigeriaNawa: 5:24pm On Feb 24, 2022
More than 150 senior Russian officials have signed an open letter condemning Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine as 'an unprecedented atrocity' and warning of 'catastrophic consequences'.

The deputies said they were 'convinced' Russian citizens do not back the war and blamed Putin 'personally' for ordering troops into Ukraine in an attack 'for which there is no and cannot be justification'.

Putin in the early hours of today gave the order to attack, delivering an extraordinary address to the Russian nation in which he declared a 'special military operation' to 'de-militarise' and 'de-Nazify' Ukraine in what amounted to a outright declaration of war.

Missiles and bombs rained from the sky, tanks rolled across the border, troops parachuted down on eastern regions and explosions were seen across the country in the early hours and into the morning.

The letter urged Russians 'not to participate in the aggression' and called on citizens to speak out against the invasion because 'only massive popular condemnation can stop the war'.

Among the letter's signatories were Moscow deputies Elena Rusakova, Maxim Gongalsky, Andrey Morev, Elena Kotenochkina and Elena Filina as well as St Petersburg officials David Kuvaev and Polina Sizova and Veliky Novgorod deputy Anna Cherepanova.

It was a surprising step for Russian officials to speak out against Putin, who usually holds an iron grip on dissent and last week televised a meeting with Moscow's top security chiefs in which they appeared to be railroaded into backing his plans to invade Ukraine.

The letter, which described the signatories as those 'elected by the people', said they 'unreservedly condemn the attack of the Russian army on Ukraine'.

'This is an unprecedented atrocity for which there is no and cannot be justification. The decision to attack was made personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin. We are convinced that the citizens of Russia did not give him such a mandate.'

The letter warned of 'catastrophic consequences' - 'Thousands of people will die, be injured and maimed, cities dear to many Russians will be destroyed.'

It said Russia would face 'the condemnation of the world community' resulting in 'isolation, rising prices and poverty'.

'Hopes for a good life in Russia are crumbling before our eyes,' the letter added.

'We urge you not to participate in the aggression and not to approve of it. Please don't be silent: only massive popular condemnation can stop the war.'

It comes after heartbreaking images emerged from Ukraine showing bloodied civilians staggering through the streets of towns in the east of the country following Russian shelling in the early hours of today.

Other civilians were also injured and some others are believed to have died, though numbers of those hurt were not yet confirmed.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it was not targeting cities, but using precision weapons and claimed that 'there is no threat to civilian population.'

Yet Luhansk, Sumy, Kharkiv and Chernihiv in the east of Ukraine all reported coming under attack, with blasts also reported in the west - in Zhytomyr and Lviv, close to the border with Poland.

Meanwhile pro-Russian rebel forces pushed out from the occupied Donbass region, capturing two villages and appalling video from Uman, Cherkassy region, central Ukraine, showed the moment a shell hit a cyclists riding by.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10546799/More-150-senior-Russian-officials-sign-open-letter-condemning-Putins-invasion-Ukraine.html

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Cubalabloo(m): 5:28pm On Feb 24, 2022
Everything about Putin is as controversial as our own nigga in the villa.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Nbotee(m): 5:31pm On Feb 24, 2022
Putin is jus a dictator who rules by fear... Opposition are crushed and silenced. The recent video of him and his foreign Minister was a clear evidence of how they are all afraid to go against his decisions.. Russia neva plays by the rules even in sports. Them don ban dem tire for doping
Vicotex:

Putin is an elected president and he's far better than Buhari and his analogue in the white house

And Zelensky of Ukraine is an anointed President or Selected President?

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Vicotex(m): 5:38pm On Feb 24, 2022
Make una carry fake news comot here.
See the source daily mail ������ Western sponsored media

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Vicotex(m): 5:39pm On Feb 24, 2022
Nbotee:
Putin is jus a dictator who rules by fear... Opposition are crushed and silenced. The recent video of him and his foreign Minister was a clear evidence of how they are all afraid to go against his decisions
Putin is an elected president and he's far better than Buhari and his analogue in the white house

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by ObamaMessi: 5:45pm On Feb 24, 2022
Putin is a shame and a disgrace to the Russian people.He'll lose that war by a whole hell of alot.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Dreal1247: 5:54pm On Feb 24, 2022
Whatsoever that is done to entrench peace is worth doing. He that initiates war may not live to see the end of it. At times, leaders are isolated from the people because of tough decisions which they take. It is the resultant effects of these decisions that determines the people's response and reactions. That's the major reason why at every point in time, we always need to pray for them. God Almighty will see them through in Jesus name, Amen.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Nobody: 6:24pm On Feb 24, 2022
Another fake news from UK

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by olaboy33(m): 6:28pm On Feb 24, 2022
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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by barojana: 6:29pm On Feb 24, 2022
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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by DropsMic(m): 6:29pm On Feb 24, 2022
All part of the Script...
If you know, you know

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by NwaNimo1(m): 6:29pm On Feb 24, 2022
Senior Sacked Officials

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....we move!

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by EmmaLege: 6:29pm On Feb 24, 2022
shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by RichDad1(m): 6:29pm On Feb 24, 2022
But some nonentities in Nigeria, armed with their phone and cheap data, are supporting this flagrant violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and killing of innocent peoples mostly women and children.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by DropsMic(m): 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Nbotee:
Putin is jus a dictator who rules by fear... Opposition are crushed and silenced. The recent video of him and his foreign Minister was a clear evidence of how they are all afraid to go against his decisions


Baba make we focus on our own country..

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Chatflick(m): 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Before nko
Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by ShenTeh(m): 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Very brave move.

I hope those warmongers on Nairaland who are golding Putin on would rethink.

I knew what that spy chief did was the voice of the intelligence circle. But for Putin, pride or fall he must kill the innocent.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by themes009(m): 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
i hope this is true... how come other big news channels are not saying anything like this

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by gender123: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Una never chi chom chi, condemn ni, condemn cor

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by WibusJaga: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
cool

Trust Putin to soon crush all opposing voices.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Nobody: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Yet some childish people on nairaland will comment as if they did not finish primary school...


In this 21st century, It is not possible for one suverign State to invade another suverign State....the world has gone pass that age... Putin cannot start a war, I see what Putin is doing as those things a leader must do when his END is near.... It has bin like that Right from the time of john de baptist

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by sczeska: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by PENISgod: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
More and more Russian people will start to attack Putin the moment Ukraine overcome their fear and decide to take the war to Russian territory too by unleashing hell on some Russia cities and infrastructure. Right now due to Ukrains fear and cowardice, Russian citizens are not even feeling this war one bit. When they start to feel the heat too, they will be forced to attack Putin and he will have no choice but to back down...

All these nonsense started when Ukraine decided to allow Russia seize Crimea without a serious fight and resistance.. That's what gave Russia confidence to be doing all these rubbish..
Honestly Ukrainians need a fearless leader because that man calling himself their president is a very useless man...

How can your citizens be dying and suffering for nothing why Russians that declared and provoked war are in their homes sleeping in peace not even concerned at all...

Take the 4ucking war to Russia.. Make them know say una no come play even if una go lose, when they realise the kind of destruction that may result from a Ukrainian retaliation on Russian soil, they would sit down and ask themselves if it's worth it...

If this war mistakenly does not go as planned by Russian, I see Russia dividing even more..

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Nobody: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
Nobody will have a child and choose to sacrifice that child to war. The destructive effect of war must make it a last resort. Putin keeps invading neighbouring countries thereby rendering children fatherless, wives; husbandless, mothers; childless.

Russians need to understand that the worst casualty putin will suffer is his ego and money.

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Firstcitizen: 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
grin Western propaganda can be funny

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by shogsman(m): 6:30pm On Feb 24, 2022
USA felt threatened by a Communist Govt in Cuba knowing they re allies with the Soviet Union which mean the Soviet Union get to keep it’s weapons close to the USA borders nd how did USA respond? By invading Cuba(failed) nd trying to assassinate the communist leader several times.
Russia is just repeating history and any super power country in it's position would do the same.
Zelensky's ego will now make Ukraine suffer,all this bastard needed to do is to agree never to join NATO and Thier lives will be all peaches and cream but no he is proving stubborn

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Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by pseudonomer: 6:31pm On Feb 24, 2022
@tonididdy
Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by Lumig: 6:31pm On Feb 24, 2022
cheesy
Let them keep shut jo,hypocrites
Re: 150 Russian Officials Condemn Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine In Open Letter by revived2: 6:31pm On Feb 24, 2022
E go be

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