Quotes about Ukraine

By | 18.03.2022

“Z” is now the new “666” in the world. Anthony T. Hincks

Ukranian quotes: If there is no Ukrainian strong army, there will be no Ukraine, and that will be the case when everyone will understand… it’s not the war in Ukraine, it’s the war in Europe. We are defending our country, our land. We are not attacking anyone, because that is immoral. Volodymyr Zelensky

I would never want Ukraine to be a piece on the map, on the chessboard of big global players, so that someone could toss us around, use us as cover, as part of some bargain. Volodymyr Zelensky

I am a citizen of the world, and also a citizen of Ukraine. Victor Pinchuk

Peace is not so much a political mandate as it is a shared state of consciousness that remains elevated and intact only to the degree that those who value it volunteer their existence as living examples of the same… Peace ends with the unraveling of individual hope and the emergence of the will to worship violence as a healer of private and social dis-ease. Aberjhani

There is an abundance of ancient place names in the Ukraine and Poland, which derive from ‘Khazar’ or ‘Zhid’ (Jew) Arthur Koestler

We must improve our lives and we will do it together – all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych

Putin sought to destabilize Ukraine’s economy. Joe Biden

The demonstrators in Ukraine will persevere and succeed, or grow tired, cold and fade. Bob Schaffer

That there is in this world neither brains, nor goodness, nor good sense, but only brute force. Bloodshed. Starvation. Death. That there was not the slightest hope not even a glimmer of hope, of justice being done. It would never happen. No one would ever do it. The world was just one big Babi Yar. And there two great forces had come up against each other and were striking against each other like hammer and anvil, and the wretched people were in between, with no way out; each individual wanted only to live and not be maltreated, to have something to eat, and yet they howled and screamed and in their fear they were grabbing at each other’s throats, while I, little blob of watery jelly, was sitting in the midst of this dark world. Why? What for? Who had done it all? There was nothing, after all, to hope for! Winter. Night. A. Anatoli

We’re opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17. Barack Obama

Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West. Viktor Yushchenko

There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people. Viktor Yushchenko


Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, historians have become both more accurate and more honest—fractionally more brave, one might say—about that ‘other’ cleansing of the regions and peoples that were ground to atoms between the upper and nether millstones of Hitlerism and Stalinism. One of the most objective chroniclers is Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University. In his view, it is still ‘Operation Reinhardt,’ or the planned destruction of Polish Jewry, that is to be considered as the centerpiece of what we commonly call the Holocaust, in which of the estimated 5.7 million Jewish dead, ‘roughly three million were prewar Polish citizens.’ We should not at all allow ourselves to forget the millions of non-Jewish citizens of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and other Slav territories who were also massacred. But for me the salient fact remains that anti-Semitism was the regnant, essential, organizing principle of all the other National Socialist race theories. It is thus not to be thought of as just one prejudice among many. Christopher Hitchens

I wouldn’t go to war over Ukraine. Benjamin Carson

A cynical plan has been launched in Ukraine to destroy this administration. Viktor Yushchenko

Canada has the world’s largest Ukrainian population outside of Ukraine and Russia. As a senator from Minnesota, a state with a large Ukrainian-American community, I understand how important it is that Canada works with us to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Amy Klobuchar

Why is everybody siding with Ukraine? Why did they not side with the people of Syria, Kashmir, Palestine, Yemen, and Afghanistan? Sheikh Gulzar on Ukraine

The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents. Bob Schaffer

Honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in which more than two million Ukrainian Jews died, Ukraine calls on Israel to also recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. Volodymyr Zelensky

The bear seeks fire from above as he cowers under his umbrella of deceit. Anthony T. Hincks

People power. It has no limits. In politics, every politician in Ukraine is afraid of that. They know, if people go to the streets, nobody feels safe. Vitali Klitschko

Russians not only vehemently despise blacks, they believe Africa begins at the Ukraine border. P. J. O’Rourke

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism. Vito Fossella

War may separate friends, but it can also unite enemies. Anthony T. Hincks

As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko. Bob Schaffer

Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. Vito Fossella

We have absolutely no intention of, or interest in, crossing Ukraine’s borders. Sergei Lavrov

Although the rise of Galicia was a clear indication of the growing importance of the borderlands, its union with Volhynia bore the promise of greater, even epochal consequences for all of Eastern Europe. The man who brought about this union was Roman Mstyslavych (1173-1205) of Volhynia. Immersed in political struggles from early youth, Roman was chosen as prince by the Novgorodians in 1168 to defend their city against Suzdal’s aggressive designs in the north, while his father, Mstyslav of Volhynia, competed with Andrei Bogoliubsky of Suzdal for control of Kiev in the south. After his father’s death in 1173, Roman took over and reconstituted the fragmented, neglected family holdings in Volhynia. In 1188, the Galician boyars invited him to rule their land, but princely rivals and unfriendly boyar factions prevented him from doing so. Only in 1199 was he able to return to Galicia and unite it with Volhynia, thus creating a new, imposing conglomerate on the political map of Eastern Europe with an energetic, forceful prince of great ability at its head.

In his domestic policies Roman concentrated on expanding his princely power: that is, on undermining the boyars, many of whom he either exiled or executed. “You can’t enjoy the honey without killing the bees” was one of his favorite sayings. As was often the case elsewhere in Europe, the prince’s allies in the struggle with the oligarchy were the townsmen and minor boyars. Orest Subtelny (Ukraine: A History)

The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny. Bob Schaffer

They are constantly trying to drive us into a corner because we have an independent position, because we maintain it and because we tell it like it is and don’t engage in hypocrisy. But there is a limit to everything. And with Ukraine, our Western partners have crossed the line, playing the bear and acting irresponsibly and unprofessionally. Vladimir Putin

Ukraine is a big country. It is 45-46 million people. It has got a lot of modern industry; it also has a lot of very key resources. There is no reason for it not to be one of the leading countries of Europe. Wesley Clark

Nonetheless, Kiev was still an alluring prize. Whoever acquired it not only enjoyed the prestige of ruling “the mother of Rus’ cities,” but could also lay claim to being the senior member of the Riurikid dynasty. Because
it was the home of the metropolitan and the site of the major churches and monasteries, the city remained the undisputed cultural and religious, if not political, center of all Rus’. Even with the decline in its population and territory, Kiev and its lands were still among the most developed and populous in all of Ukraine.

Kiev’s assets were also its liabilities, however. Princely competition for the city continued unabated. The Ukrainian historian Stefan Tomashivsky calculated that between 1146 and 1246, twenty-four princes ruled in Kiev on forty-seven separate occasions. Of these, one ruled seven separate times, five ruled three times each, and eight occupied the throne twice each. Significantly, thirty-five princely tenures lasted for less than a year each.? One prince took a rather drastic approach in dealing with the problem of Kiev. In 1169, unsure of his ability to retain control of the city once he had won it and unwilling to have it overshadow his growing domains in the northeast, Andrei Bogoliubsky, the prince of Vladimir-Suzdal and a forerunner of the princes of Moscow, attacked Kiev and savagely sacked it. It never completely recovered from this destructive raid. Orest Subtelny (Ukraine: A History)

The intrusion of history is not just theoretical. It is also the legacy of being an accomplice or a victim, or just an onlooker. In each case, history entails the uncomfortable presence of earlier unresolved roles. Charles S. Maier

Kiev’s attempts to exert economic pressure on Donbas (region of east Ukraine) and disrupt its daily life only aggravates the situation. This is a dead-end track, fraught with a big catastrophe. Vladimir Putin


We will fight and defend my good name in the European court. We have to be strong and defend Ukraine from this authoritarianism. Yulia Tymoshenko

I pray and hope that those beloved Ukrainians may have the strength, courage, and faith to carry on. Debasish Mridha, MD

What I’d do is not have USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy working with U.S. taxpayers’ money to knock off an elected government in Ukraine, which is what they did. I wouldn’t try to force the people of Ukraine into a deal with NATO against their interest or into a deal with the European Union, which is against their economic interest. Dennis Kucinich

Please, please stop saying that Ukraine is a corrupt country, because from now, it’s not true. We want to change this image. Volodymyr Zelensky

There are no Russian units in eastern Ukraine – no special services, no tactical advisors. All this is being done by the local residents, and the proof of that is the fact that those people have literally removed their masks. Vladimir Putin

The attitude of the West and of Russia towards a crisis like Ukraine is diametrically different. The West is trying to establish the legality of any established border. For Russia, Ukraine is part of the Russian patrimony. Henry Kissinger

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn’t want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials. Garry Kasparov

We are bleak mirrors
that show not only the killing of our enemies
but also keep witness of our souls diminishing;
and we are bullets that fire at the enemies
yet destroy ourselves within the fire –
we have nothing left but grief
inside our own hands
that are washed empty of remorse
by the blood of our own people and the innocent
(on either lines). Laura Chouette

The Russian Dept of Tourism has declared Ukraine its most dangerous destination. Many Russian tourists have disappeared there. Garry Kasparov

Russia had to take the necessary measures in order to prevent the situation in Crimea unfolding the way it is now unfolding in southeastern Ukraine. We didn’t want any tanks, any nationalist combat units or people with extreme views armed with automatic weapons. Vladimir Putin

My late mother moved back to her parents’ homeland in the 1990s when Ukraine and Russia, along with the thirteen other former Soviet republics, became independent states. Drawing on her experience as a lawyer in Canada, she served as executive officer of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation, an NGO she helped to found. Chrystia Freeland

Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We’re the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states. Yulia Tymoshenko

When the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is over, a new world monetary order is coming to shake the existing infrastructure in world of finance and Bitcoin will presumably benefit a lot from this paradigm shift. Olawale Daniel

I don’t hate. I love the Russian people. I love the Belarusan people… I love Ukraine very much. Svetlana Alexievich

I grew up in the Ukraine ’til I was about 7, and then I moved to L.A. Mila Kunis

Remember that not giving peace a chance to blossom is the biggest risk of all. There is nothing like the fecund beauty of peace. Bhuwan Thapaliya

I will work for Bulgaria’s strategic choice – Bulgaria’s membership in the European Union and NATO. I think it is also extremely important to revive Bulgaria’s relations with Russia, Ukraine and other strategic partners. Georgi Parvanov

My goal in politics from the very beginning has been, and will be, the goal of giving Ukraine a chance to finally secure a firm footing in the world as a competitive, independent and real European state. Yulia Tymoshenko

I remember the day Ukraine became independent. I was 20; now I am over 40. It was like one second – time goes so fast. If we wait, the next 20 years will go by. We have a choice to wait or to fight for the better future of our country. I know better than anyone: no fight, no win. Vitali Klitschko

Clearly, Russia has lied to the world about what’s going on in Ukraine. They have clearly violated the cease-fire agreements. Leon Panetta

And the Sunflowers are an eternity in themselves. Let them embrace our dreams and invigorate our hope evermore. Bhuwan Thapaliya

I remain convinced that for Stalin to have complete centralized power in his hands, he found it necessary to physically destroy the second-largest Soviet republic, meaning the annihilation of the Ukrainian peasantry, Ukrainian intelligentsia, Ukrainian language, and history as understood by the people; to do away with Ukraine and things Ukrainian as such. The calculation was very simple, very primitive: no people, therefore, no separate country, and thus no problem. Such a policy is Genocide in the classic sense of the word. James Mace

I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it. Yulia Tymoshenko

The goal of our actions is and will remain a sovereign and territorially intact Ukraine that can decide its own future. Angela Merkel

The Orange Revolution was a powerful example of democracy around the world. The people of Ukraine are continuing to shape their own future. Scott McClellan

What happens when our sanity leaves home?
WARS! Anthony T. Hincks

Death solves all problems – no man, no problem. Joseph Stalin

I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship. Yulia Tymoshenko

Huge events like the Ukraine famine of 1933, involving the deaths of millions of people, have actually escaped the attention of the majority of English russophiles. George Orwell

A world away is a world apart. Anthony T. Hincks

Farmers present by themselves the basic force of the national movement. Without farmers there can be no strong national movement. This is what we mean when we say that the nationalist question, is actually, the farmers’ question. Joseph Stalin

The key point to bear in mind is that Russia cannot be in Europe without Ukraine also being in Europe, whereas Ukraine can be in Europe without Russia being in Europe. Zbigniew Brzezinski

The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation. Victor Ponta

At this point the question of Ukraine is the most important. The situation in Ukraine is very bad. If we don’t take steps now to improve the situation, we may lose Ukraine. The objective should be to transform Ukraine , in the shortest period of time, into a real fortress of the U.S.S.R. Joseph Stalin

Russia can be either an empire or a democracy, but it cannot be both. . . . Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes an empire. Zbigniew Brzezinski

Everybody wants to see Ukraine – one of the largest countries in Europe – stable with a stable economic situation, because instability in Ukraine can bring instability in the whole region. Vitali Klitschko

My mom Marina and I were poor and hungry. We could sometimes not afford to eat – seriously. We lived together in a small town, called Berdyansk, in Ukraine. I was an only child. I don’t think we would have survived if there had been more kids. Olga Kurylenko

Our friends can’t trust us anymore. You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them. We won’t even give them offensive weapons. Benjamin Carson

A dictator will always be outgrown by his ego. Anthony T. Hincks


– Oh no, The Collective Farm policy was a terrible struggle… Ten million (he said holding up his hands). It was fearful. Four years it lasted. It was absolutely necessary. Joseph Stalin

Ukraine and Israel have long-standing historical ties. Our nations have together experienced all the tragedies in recent history – the Holodomor and the Holocaust, the Second World War, and the totalitarian Soviet regime. Volodymyr Zelensky

However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia. Zbigniew Brzezinski

Putin sought to keep Ukraine weak through corruption. Joe Biden

Of course, Putin may well have reasons for wanting Trump to be president – not least Trump’s apparent skepticism toward NATO and his lack of opposition to Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria. Masha Gessen

I spent a lot of time in Europe. I spent a lot of time in United States, I know what is modern standards of life… and always, if I return to my home country, I ask my country why very simple things that works everywhere else in the world doesn’t work in Ukraine. Vitali Klitschko

How can you save face when you have disfigured so many in life? Anthony T. Hincks

Walter Duranty helped to turn the monster Stalin into a world figure and a hero of the leftistWestern intelligentsia by defending the bloodbath of the Soviet Union from its critics in the now famous: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. Lance Morrow

We have for decades now, and I’ve dealt with the Russians for 35 years, we have from time to time been able to, even though we have different interests, to align them. That alignment has become more and more difficult under Putin. You see that in Ukraine, you see it in the Middle East. To an extent where he actually defines Russian success as thwarting the United States. Ashton Carter

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community. Rand Paul

In Russia there is great interethnic hatred, class hatred – I mean hatred for wealthy people – that is stirred up by official propaganda. That is why there can be no ‘velvet’ solution, as there was, for example, in Georgia or Ukraine. Boris Nemtsov

Hide behind your own ego and you will find that you are scared of your own reflection. Anthony T. Hincks

Nowhere else did repressions, purges, suppressions, and all other kinds of bureaucratic hooliganism in general acquire such horrifying scope as in Ukraine, in the struggle against powerful forces concealed in the Ukrainian masses that desired more freedom and independence. Leon Trotsky

Ukraine announced plans to open Chernobyl, their nuclear disaster site, to tourists. They say it’s just like Disneyland, except the 6-foot mouse is real. Conan O’Brien

The world has grown increasingly dangerous, with a nuclear madman in North Korea testing an ICBM a month, mullahs in Tehran plotting the takeover of the Middle East, Russia engaging in ‘frozen conflicts’ in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova, a very hot civil war in Syria, and China appropriating a vast swath of the Pacific to itself. Robert C. O’Brien

It is the apes who control the mind of man. Anthony T. Hincks

The crisis in Ukraine is all the European Union’s fault. Its leaders negotiated a trade deal with Ukraine, which essentially blackmailed the country to choose between Europe and Russia, Marine Le Pen

Let’s not underestimate the European Union. You know what united Europe? Values. And that’s why I am absolutely sure about the unity of the European Union and its solidarity with Ukraine. Petro Poroshenko

I am for a single and unified Ukraine. Alexander Lukashenko

The Donetsk People’s Republic is the self-declared pro-Russian government that wants to break away from Ukraine. Richard Engel

When the war comes to where you are, you will have wished that you had stood up for peace in the first place. Anthony T. Hincks

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