Ethereum (ETH) Co-Founder Buterin Slams President Putin Again Amid Russia’s Ongoing Invasion of Ukraine.
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), has once again slammed Russia for its continuous invasion of Ukraine.
Buterin’s love for the Russian government has suddenly turned into hatred following the country’s refusal to stop its ongoing war in Ukrainian cities.
Russia Now Buterin’s Enemy
Buterin noted in a recent interview that he used to admire the Russian government led by President Vladimir Putin. His love for president Putin prompted him to engage in a conversation with the Russian ruler five years ago.
“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,” Buterin was quoted as saying.
However, the feeling of love he had for President Putin and the Russian government is no longer there. The country continues its invasion of Ukraine, “killing people and destroying cities.”
“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,” the Ethereum co-founder added.
While the war does not seem to be ending anytime soon, Buterin noted that the primary focus should be on helping people who are really affected by the war.
Buterin Angered By Russia’s Invasion
The Ethereum co-founder has been vocal about the situation in Ukraine as his origin is linked to both countries.
Weeks before the war, Buterin pleaded with president Putin and the government of Russia to avoid going to war with Ukraine.
However, his plea was ignored as President Putin declared a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. After the declaration, Buterin stated that the move was a crime against the people of Russia and Ukraine, who are not in support of the war.
Meanwhile, Buterin’s father declared support for the Ethereum co-founder following his constant criticism of the Russian government.