The co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, has once again denounced Russia for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in the devastation of towns, lives, and property.
Vitalik Buterin was born in Russia but immigrated to Canada with his parents in search of a better life. His admiration for his birth nation has decreased as a result of its refusal to cease the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
In a recent interview, Ethereum co-founder highlighted his frustrations about the war’s already-caused damage. He stated that he formerly respected the Russian government, which prompted him to meet with President Vladimir Putin roughly 5 years ago.
Vitalik Buterin noted: “I did talk to him five years ago. I believe in talking to people. I talked to Putin; I talked to the vice-premier of Taiwan at one point, I talked to people in the government of Singapore, I’ve talked to people in Canada, the U.K., and lots of places.”
Buterin, though, stated that the love has faded as a result of the current scenario. Putin’s tenacity, he claims, has eroded his feelings for him. He stated that the Russian government is currently one of his adversaries for destroying cities and killing innocent Ukrainians.
Buterin added: “Vladimir Putin’s lovely Russian government is one of my enemies now. At the present time, there are cities that are being bombed. There are millions of lives and peoples’ families and futures that are being potentially destroyed and cut short, and a beautiful country risks being turned into Syria.”
As the battle drags on with little prospect of stopping anytime soon, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin suggested that the primary focus should be on how to assist individuals who have been impacted by the conflict. Buterin has been opposing the Russian government’s actions since the invasion began, calling the attack a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people.
Buterin has also shown his support for Ukraine by donating a large amount of cryptocurrency. He apparently gave $5 million worth of ETH in early April.