That’s according to Raphaël Glucksmann, a French MEP, who spoke at a press conference set up by Guildhall, Ukrinform reports.
“Ukrainians are showing us not only courage but also dignity (…). The worst thing on Earth today is Russian fascism and the crimes that have been conceived by the regime that Russia’s had for the past 20 years. And in fact, what the Ukrainians are doing is crucial for yourself, but it is also crucial for the whole of Europe, because if Putin is not defeated, if the Russian fascists are not defeated in Ukraine, Europe will not know peace anymore,” said the MEP.
“The problem we’re having now is much deeper than just a problem with Putin plus some hundred people around him. It’s a problem with the (Russian – ed.) society, which has become fascist and there’s support for the war. Those who don’t support it actively, have an illusion that their country can invade Ukraine, rape children, kill people, destroy cities, and at the same time they can live a normal life. We should break this illusion. If you want a normal life, you should stop the war,” concluded Raphaël Glucksmann.
Earlier, the MEP called for recognizing Russia a terrorist state, saying that the Russian Federation finances terrorism, carries out terrorist acts in Ukraine and around the world, and therefore should be recognized as a terrorist state. The European Parliament, he said, would support such move.