Different points of view ensure that not only friendships, but also family ties are destroyed. For example, Evgeniy’s father – a ‘real Russian’ who only watched pro-Russian channels in Ukraine – has a different opinion about the war. A reason for Lev not to talk about politics with his father, although there is no talk at all these days.
“I haven’t had any contact with him since February 24,” he says. “I didn’t call him and he didn’t call me, because I know it will end in a fierce confrontation. So I just don’t dare to call.”
“And that while we are at home taking care of Lev’s father’s sister, who had to flee because she woke up with shrapnel in her bed,” adds Victoria. She proposed to bring Lev’s father, who now lives in Turkey, to the Netherlands, but in vain. It is poignant for Lev how he now stands directly in front of his father. “I find it very painful and I am ashamed that we are so different and so opposed to each other, even though we have the same blood.”
The entire interview can be read in the latest LINDA.