"Adapters and impotents". A former colleague, who received Ukrainian citizenship, tears into Halkin and other "good Russians"
Ukrainian TV presenter Oleksii Sukhanov, who worked in Russia for a long time, said that he is against the expression "good Russians." Because, he says, there are no Russians who can become Ukrainians' own.
Oleksii Sukhanov spoke about this in an interview with OBOZ.UA. In this context, the journalist mentioned Maksym Halkin and other artists who left Russia to protest the war in Ukraine.
"They can go out of their way to say that they are for Ukraine, bring tons of aid here - we should be grateful to them, but they are strangers," Sukhanov said. "We need to keep in mind that no matter how much good the Russians have done for Ukraine, they are strangers to the country. Because they did not get rid of their Russian passports. They may be against the war, but they are not against what is happening in Russia. And secondly, none of them has proved anything so far that they are able to defend anything. All they do is talk. We cannot look up to them under any circumstances. We need to realize that we can only trust ourselves. There is no better friend of Ukraine in the world than a conscious Ukrainian."
"I don't believe in any possibility of the so-called Russia flourishing. I don't believe that this country can ever become civilized," the TV host added, "I don't believe in the effective power of Russian culture. I do not divide the representatives of this country into good and bad. For me, they are either opportunists or impotent - let them choose, there is no third option. I do not want to communicate with those who live there, whether they are relatives or just acquaintances. I have no one and nothing there."
Read the full interview with Oleksii Sukhanov on OBOZ.UA on Sunday, December 3.