Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov of Ukrainian fashionable metallers JINJER has as soon as once more condemned Russia’s invasion of his nation, calling it “essentially the most brutal, barbaric and horrible struggle in Europe” for the reason that Second World Warfare.
Since Russian president Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine within the early hours of February 24, greater than 10 million individuals have been displaced, a number of Ukrainian cities and cities have been besieged and bombarded past recognition, and a whole bunch of civilians have been killed.
Earlier in the present day (Friday, March 25), Abdukhanov shared a number of Instagram footage of him and his household, and he included the next message: “This the final photograph we took collectively earlier than the Russian invasion began. Essentially the most brutal, barbaric and horrible struggle in Europe since WWII, initiated by Putin, has been on for one month now. For one month I have not been capable of hug my most beloved ones, my spouse Anna, my sons Danny and Roman, and truthfully do not know when I’ll see them once more.
“For one month we – individuals in Ukraine have been surrounded by concern, dread and struggling on one aspect and heroism and unbelievable unity on the opposite. With the ability to assist individuals in want and being in contact with my household by way of video calls are the one supply of aid now.
“I admire all of you for the assist you might be giving us and Ukraine. Sincerely, I nonetheless can not imagine what number of donation t-shirts you ordered and the way a lot cash we managed to gather. We will likely be posting on tales about how precisely these funds are directed at individuals right here in Ukraine. So far as I do know the generator and gasoline which we despatched to Chernihiv the day earlier than yesterday has already arrived and it’s onerous to overestimate how a lot individuals want it within the metropolis which has no electrical energy for weeks now.”
Earlier this month, JINJER launched new merchandise designs to assist elevate funds to assist their nation. The trouble has resulted in additional than $140,000 being raised to date, with proceeds set to be distributed on to charity organizations of JINJER‘s selecting.
You may get each t-shirts right here.
As a result of ongoing struggle within the Ukraine, JINJER has been pressured to cancel all beforehand introduced North American tour dates, together with its personal headline dates, aspect exhibits with IN THIS MOMENT and participation within the “Knotfest Roadshow” tour supporting SLIPKNOT.
Three weeks in the past, Abdukhanov instructed BBC Information that he had deserted his day job to focus on the fast humanitarian disaster. He added that he was engaged on establishing a charity “to assist the navy, to assist the civilians” and can quickly be a part of his associates in working a shelter offering “meals provides, water [and] safety” for individuals displaced by the battle.
As for a way the JINJER followers have reacted to the Ukraine invasion, Eugene mentioned: “I acquired some texts from our Russian followers, apologizing and saying they’re positively towards this. I did not obtain any offended texts from the Russian aspect, making an attempt to justify this. Regardless that some individuals have this militaristic place, they’re ashamed sufficient to not point out this to me.”
Abdukhanov‘s bandmate, JINJER frontwoman Tatiana Shmayluk, is at present staying in Southern California along with her boyfriend, Alex Lopez of deathcore troupe SUICIDE SILENCE.
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