He has good friends in Russia and Ukraine – and he’s scared. Fear that “many lives will be broken”. “Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger (74) posted moving words on Facebook and Instagram in his adopted home of Los Angeles on Friday night. He hopes that common sense will eventually prevail and end this unnecessary war.
“My thoughts are with the Ukrainian people. I’ve been asked to do several interviews, but I believe the news should continue to focus on what’s happening on the ground – the tragedy that broke our hearts and the courage of the Ukrainian people that inspired us .
I’m not a foreign policy expert, so I’ll leave the analysis to more intelligent people than me. I know what it’s like to grow up in an occupied country after a war, and I know that nobody wins in war and its aftermath. Everyone suffers.
War has a way of breaking the winners along with the losers.
I have Ukrainian friends and fans and I have Russian friends and fans. As far as I can tell, none of them want that. I hope sanity will eventually prevail and end this needless war before too many lives are broken.
I am now on the side of Ukraine. I share your sadness and your hope for peace. You inspire me with your bravery and humanity in the face of this nightmare. God bless you.”