Russian resident: There is no way out of the conflict. Many people are expressing concerns about the economy
(Black smoke billowed from Chuguyev airport near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, on Feb. 24.)Article/Xiaoxiang Morning Post in Moscow correspondent Zhang Huanyu local time 21, CCTV reporters have been on the streets of Moscow, for Putin’s announcement to recognize the independence of the armed forces in eastern Ukraine, some local people expressed support attitude.”I think the decision was made to consolidate peace, to protect the people, to protect the safety of the people who live on these two lands.This is the right thing to do for the people.”Said Andrei, a Moscow resident.”This issue was raised a long time ago, after all, it has been going on for eight years.In fact there was no way out of the conflict, the two sides tried to negotiate, but nothing came of it, and finally the president made this decision.It seems to me that this is probably the only solution right now.””Although there will be consequences, maybe there will be sanctions, which will affect people’s lives, any decision has its pros and cons, and I think it is the right thing to do,” said Moscow resident Almer.The Russian Public Opinion Research Center also conducted a poll on the signing of treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between Russia and the two “republics”.Results showed that 78 percent of respondents were in favor of it, 14 percent were not, and 8 percent said it was “hard to answer.”In addition, about 80 percent of Russians support Russia’s decision to accept evacuees from the Donbas region.But ordinary people seem unprepared for the outbreak of war.The streets of Moscow were peaceful at midday on The 24th as artillery shells rumbled across the Border with Ukraine.But on the Internet, there was a lot of discontent about the war.Comments on VK, a Russian social networking site, were almost uniformly negative.In the comments of Russian netizens, a large part of them are worried about the economy, believing that the war will lead to the devaluation of the ruble, the rise of prices, and even affect the welfare of ordinary people, such as education, pension and public facilities. It is no doubt that ordinary people will face the negative consequences.Some Russian intellectuals believe that, above all, on the border with Ukraine, both peoples will “harvest” coffins and funerals, as well as the grief of mothers, wives and children.Due to the historical origin, as well as the relationship between the civilian exchanges between Russia and Ukraine, for ordinary Russians, many still consider Ukrainians as “one of us”.If you look at Ukrainians outside of politics, especially in the Russian-speaking east, they are basically treated as one nation.