World Tensions Ukraine-Russia: The Ukrainian, fatalistic population, is preparing for the war

20:00  27 january  2022
20:00  27 january  2022 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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if the Russian denies wants to invade Ukraine, in Kiev, the population is preparing for an invasion, between fear and fatalism. View on Euronews

  Tensions Ukraine-Russie : la population ukrainienne, fataliste, se prépare à la guerre © AFP

Far from diplomatic tracts, the city of Kiev shows no visible sign of tension. But impossible for Ukrainians to exclude the possibility of a war. The threat is real recognizes the authorities. Then between fatalism and fear, the population is preparing.

"It's scary" says Lolita, 24 years old. "It's especially parents who are afraid. They do not know what the situation will be. The dollar exchange rate increases, prices are increasing. The elderly have begun to panic. And my friends and I think go to Europe during a some time and wait there. "

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"This concerns all Ukrainians" explains Oleh, 49 years old. "Some people started collecting food, others clean their weapons and prepare for an attack. There is a lot of information about this in the media. Everyone knows this threat_".

"The majority of Ukrainians are ready for what could happen" points out Andriy, 41 years old. "It would not be a conflict, it would be a real war. And I think the Ukrainians are ready for that."

According to the United States, "All indicates" that Vladimir Putin will make use of the military force against Ukraine by mid-February. The Russian authorities deny this intention and accuse Ukraine to massage troops in the east of the country.

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