“We Stand with the People of Ukraine”
“Ukraine is bleeding and the world is just talking”, Keldamuzik
With a population of 43.6 million, Ukraine is the 8th most populous country in the European continent. The nation’s capital and largest city is Kyiv. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation waged a war on Ukraine. This attack is the next phase of the invasive course that first showed its shades in 2014. It also shows a continuation, targeted, of the same revanchist ideology that caused the previous events.
Musicians in Ukraine say that a thriving, diverse scene of all genres grew in their country after the 2014 revolution. Now, Russia’s invasion has put its future at risk. Russian artists, including many stars of the classical music scene, are speaking out against the invasion of Ukraine.
I want to urge the music industry of California, of New York, of Texas, of New York, of America to come out in support of Ukraine. We have the power of music to convey our message across the world and raise awareness. I know of many talented great artists taking to social media to express their concern on the current world situation. We need to get take a step forward from just displaying our concerns on social media and take to road demonstration peacefully. The world needs to change its ways of condemning it we need to solidify our words into actions.
Forceful invasion and repeated violation of human rights is something world has witnessed before from Russian regime. Even after imposition of sanctions and trade bans, Russia is consistently thrashing Ukraine’s sovereignty to get its hands to the Black Sea port. The political gains aside of the invasion, Russia has a foreign policy that compels its neighboring countries to live on Russia’s terms. While we are breaking the pandemic’s pressure of economical stress and death rate, looks like the challenges for Ukraine has not ended yet. But why? Can’t we all live in peace? This is a question I leave you all with? If its Ukraine today, it could be Poland or France tomorrow. Think.