Having heard about the ongoing debate and struggles faced in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, the question of joining the E.U. or not has certainly turned for the worst. With deaths now being reported, is the Eastern European nation falling on it's knees or will this turn out to be an unintended civil war?
What of the Ukrainian metal scene? Surely that must face a threat from all angles, from gig cancellations to threat of losing lives at the highest extreme. But of course in this time we must send our support to our brothers and sisters in The Ukraine, so that they never give up hope and of course come to some sort of agreement that will end this violent conflict.
GMA spoke to a Ukrainian musician who we have known about their band for sometime, for socio-political and moral reasons we will not name the person in question as we do not want to risk their safety, but we thank them for their time to speak to us.
This is what the musician had to say:
"It is sad to say that The Ukraine is now undoubtedly facing a civil war breaking out. The thing is, the police are supporting the Mafia Government and will as a result integrate with the hired bandits and end up killing protesters.
Already there are so many victims, and because of the unequal forces it will be a brutal struggle and fight. Naturally this will provoke social rest, but it is a fact that the Ukrainian society is divided and this includes the musicians too. See we live in the Ukrainian part, however the pro-Russian part of the population hate us.
In my honest opinion I would not be surprised if in the near future or so, our country will split into two halves, more over it is possible that not only will concerts end, but our normal lives will end too and as such in principle, we will live in accordance to martial law.
It is sad to say that with such circumstances, it is difficult to predict anything. None of us know what sort of country we will wake up to tomorrow, would it not be a state of emergency, for example. I would advise against bands who want to play here, because of the violence that is happening.
I am of course in utter shock, as well as the rest of my countrymen are, music for us has been shifted to the background because of this highly difficult time we're going through".
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