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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin: Russian Government Is One of My Enemies Now

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), has once again condemned Russia for the continued invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in the destruction of cities, lives, and properties.

It should be noted that Vitalik Buterin was born in Russia but moved to Canada with his parents who were seeking a greener pasture. His love for his country of birth has drastically dwindled due to its refusal to bring the ongoing invasion of Ukraine to an end.

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In a recent interview, Ethereum co-founder showcased his grievances about the damage already caused by the war. He said he had once admired the Russian government and this made him have a conversation with President Vladimir Putin about 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.

However, due to current situation, Buterin said the love has dwindled. He said Putin’s adamancy has made his love for him to vanish. He said at the moment, Russian government is one of his enemies for destroying cities and killing the innocent people of Ukraine.

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.”

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As the war continues with little or no sign of ending soon, Ethereum co-founder stated that the main focus should be on how to help those who have been affected by the war.

Since the invasion started, Buterin has been condemning the action of the Russian government, terming the attack a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people.


Buterin has also shown his support to Ukraine through whopping crypto donations. In early April, he reportedly donated $5 million worth of ETH.

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