Today, Russia has stifled democracy, and is trying to do so not only at home but everywhere.
Almost a week agо I heard speech of President Joe Biden in Poland. I was touched by the following words:
Today, Russia has stifled democracy, and is trying to do so not only at home but everywhere. Putin had the audacity to declare denazification in a country whose president is Jewish. He thinks the truth is who is stronger. Let’s believe what Abraham Lincoln said – “Truth makes you stronger” (not the one who is strong). Do not give up even if it is difficult, believe in victory even if it is difficult, if the truth is on your side
The truth makes you stronger
Almost at the beginning of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, the world community said that Ukraine had already won the war ideologically. And then I thought “So what? The real victory is still far away.” But every day we see that more and more people and countries sought to help Ukraine, seeing that the truth is on our side. These people and countries helped as much as they could – with money, weapons, humanitarian aid, sanctions. And so we saw how the truth gained real and enormous power. In this way, the whole world can see that power does not make you right, but the truth makes you strong.
And so we see how once imaginary formidable and invincible Russia is weakening, and gradually some Russians deep inside are beginning to recognize that the truth is not on their side, and our soldiers and our people are increasingly gaining strength from the fact that truth and civilized world is on our side.
Our enemy is weakening gradually, recognizing that the truth is not on his side, and our soldiers and our people are increasingly receiving strength from the fact that the truth and the world are on our side.
The darkness of tyranny and autocracy cannot conquer the inner light in our souls
Dictators like Putin or Lukashenko believe that by force they can achieve anything. They use intimidation, repression and brute force to subjugate the people and break their desire for freedom, and then they try to subjugate other countries and people. But Ukraine today shows that the darkness of tyranny and autocracy cannot overcome the inner light in our souls, cannot overcome and extinguish our determination.