Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to Russian people – level 3
Arnold Schwarzenegger made an impassioned attempt to tell Russian soldiers and the Russian people the truth about the war in Ukraine.
In a nine-minute video with Russian subtitles, the 74-year-old Hollywood star and former California governor described himself as a longtime friend of the Russian people. Schwarzenegger started the basic facts of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and he attempted to punch through Russian state propaganda. He said that the Kremlin was intentionally lying to Russians that the invasion was to ‘denazify’ Ukraine, and he noted that the country’s president was Jewish.
Schwarzenegger added that the public weren’t told the truth about the consequences of the invasion, and he bluntly stated that thousands of Russian soldiers had already been killed. He appealed to the Russian president to end the illegal war that he started.
Difficult words: punch through (to make a hole in something, to show problems with something), propaganda (information or ideas that are often untrue, and people spread them in to help a government or political leader influence people’s opinions), consequence (a result of an action or situation).
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