AND ITS CORRELATION WITH RUSSIA’S WAR IN UKRAINE
Genocide is a word filled with tragedy, despair, and suggests generational trauma for decades to come. This is the word most people nowadays with a stable geopolitical situation only hear about during history lessons or social media. I had once too – until I was forced to witness it with my own eyes during russia’s barbaric war in Ukraine, together with the horrors it caused in various regions of my homeland.
That was the turning point where millions of Ukrainians found themselves in a hopeless situation of screaming to the world about the terrors committed by russian troops, only to be met by questions about the meaning and use of the term “genocide” and its applicability to the case of Ukraine.
"IS THAT A GENOCIDE, OR IS THAT NOT A GENOCIDE?
THAT IS THE QUESTION."
But for me, as a representative of people now suffering at the hands of a clear exterminator, it is not up for debate – it is a given. Because I can’t afford the privilege of indifference or indecision, nor do I want to possess it.
According to human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, "Ukraine is, today, a slaughterhouse. Right in the heart of Europe". Despite so many people publicly voicing a clear condemnation of the atrocities done by russia, the apathetic and ignorant attitude of certain individuals continues to shine through.
This project was done for everyone to not only understand the specifics the crime of genocide had to come through and the consequences of which constituted the issues we have today, but to also share the reasoning as to why I will always regard what russia is doing in Ukraine as a “genocide” - and why you should too.