For years I have been reluctant to compare any dictator to Hitler, or any war to the second world war. The comparison, to me, seemed exaggerated, even vulgar.
But what other analogy is there? With no reason, in an act of pure madness, an old-fashioned air assault has been inflicted on a neighbouring country.
I said that to my Russian colleague, and tried very hard not to show how my voice was trembling. She asked for forgiveness again.
There is a famous phrase, “4am Kyiv is bombed”. Every Ukrainian and Russian kid knows it. That’s how the announcement of the German bombardment of Kyiv in 1941 sounded.
And here we are: 24 February, 5am Kyiv is bombed by Russia. [Continue reading…]