Your Government Should've Taken Care of You, Black Man Still in Ukraine Speaks on Racism in Video, Many React

Your Government Should've Taken Care of You, Black Man Still in Ukraine Speaks on Racism in Video, Many React

  • A black man still in Ukraine at the moment has shared his thoughts on reports of widespread racism in the eastern Europe country concerning the war
  • The man identified as Viktor Vazzzovsky wondered why Africans and other foreigners remained in the country despite being warned of the impending war
  • Victor admitted that racism exists in the country but it is not the most pressing problem that should be dealt with at the moment

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Viktor Vazzzovsky, a black man still in Ukraine, has questioned why Africans and other foreign nationals chose to remain in the country, knowing full well that war was coming.

In a recent video he shared on Instagram, the man who had lived in Ukraine all his life admitted that there is racism in the country but it is not a big issue at the moment.

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Black man still in Ukraine shares his personal experience on racism
He shares his experience on racism in Ukraine Photo Credit: @vazzzovsky
Source: Instagram

According to him, in as much as he doesn't want to blame anyone, foreign governments should have taken care of their citizens before the war started.

He said racism is not a big issue at the moment

On reports of natives being allowed to cross the eastern European country's borders before foreigners, Viktor absolved Ukraine of doing any wrong, stating that any government would have done the same if in their shoes.

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He downplayed the issue of racism, stressing the bigger problem at the moment that needs attention is how to end the war.

The young man revealed he had been sleeping in a bomb shelter for the past 8 days in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Watch the video below:

Mixed reactions trail the video

@to_do_peace stated:

"Hm I don't Know... My Englisch is not the best but I will try: I think war is point 1 we have to fix in the world. But whene there is rasistic akting and people can't go away from war, we have to say something loud and show support that everyone can go away from war. Everyone of us have to do his part, that we all can live all over the World in peace together..."

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@festusyuma wrote:

"While I agree with war being the bigger problem, I don't agree with "your government should've helped you" or why didn't you government warn you, we're all human beings, and war being the bigger problem, it should've been children and women first regardless of nationality, I don't think this is was a time to worry about if you're Ukrainian or not, just help.
"I mean we all want and are hoping that the rest of the world helps Ukraine get through this."

@efratochka said:

"Very sad as a POC you are not able to see a bigger picture in this matter and feel the need to be a spokesperson for white supremacy."

@ikp_josh opined:

"You’re Black and you are defending this madness what a shame ….Why should your life matter more than mine just because you’re a Native ???
"It’s simple man there is a line everyone one should follow it regardless of nationality."

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Yung Thug to help Africans escape the Russia-Ukraine war

Meanwhile, previously reported that US rapper Yung Thug had offered to help Africans escape the Russia-Ukraine war.

The US rapper wants to help Africans escape the deadly war in the country as the Russian and Ukrainian troops continue to exchange bullets. There have been reports that some Africans are stranded and have appealed for help to get to safety.

The Shade Room had taken to social media to share screenshots of Young Thug's post calling on the hip-hop community to join him as he steps up to offer help to the needy Africans.

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