News agency 'Vchasno'

"There Are Pain and Fear, and It Is On Putin's Conscience" - Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich about the War in Donbass

The Nobel Prize winner in literature Svetlana Alexievich said that she finds Russia guilty of unleashing a war in the Donbass.

The writer noted that Ukraine is defending its territory and acts quite rightly, IA "Vchasno" reports.

In an interview with the Russian news agency Regnum, the writer stated that Russia defended its territory in Chechnya much more severely.

"You did the same thing in Chechnya to preserve the state," the writer said. - And when the Ukrainians began to defend their country, you suddenly remembered about human rights, which are not respected in the war. You, the Russians, behaved worse in Chechnya. "

Alexievich noted that the war in the Donbas was unleashed by the Kremlin.

"But were there not Russian tanks, not Russian weapons, not Russian contractors," the writer said. - It's all garbage. If there was not your weapon, there would not be a war ... Yes, there is pain, there is fear. But it's on your conscience, on Putin's conscience. You have invaded a foreign country, on what grounds..?"

Also, Alexievich added that in the network there are a lot of photos and video materials, which show how Russian military equipment and weapons are transferred to the territory of Ukraine.

When the journalist tried to accuse Ukraine that the rights of the Russian-speaking population in the Donbas were oppressed, the writer broke it roughly.

"The Russians can just as well enter their troops into the Baltic countries because there are a lot of dissatisfied Russians there," Alexievich said. - Do you think it is right that they took and entered a foreign country?"

In the interview, the writer stated that she would not go to the Donbass to see what is happening with her own eyes because she considers all wars to be the same.