Comment from Eastern Ukraine

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COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; You are the only person who seems to understand our true crisis in Ukraine. Thank you so much for defending our people against the Russian propaganda that we are some sort of fascist CIA plot. I am writing to you because people I know have been kidnapped, tortured, and murdered for being simply Ukrainian. There are so many people who live in the East in sheer fear. You alone have been that voice in the West who speaks clearly and loudly. You understand because you have confronted the same forces personally and I admired your ability to continue the fight. You will always be remembered as our champion. Thank you so much from the deepest place in my heart for me and my children.

May God reward you for your efforts.

ES

REPLY: I am exceptionally grateful for your words. I am sorry I cannot move people in the West to understand your plight. This is the product of conspiracy theories that people think they know what they are talking about who have never left the comfort of their own home to see the real world that lies beyond their national borders. Those prejudices have combined to withhold the support for your freedom converting them into the pawns of Russian propaganda that was brilliantly conducted. Nonetheless, they will lose their own freedom in rather short-order for they are unable to see the common enemy and prefer to denigrate your own existence.

All the best