David Gilmour calls for peace in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict: “There will be no winners in this war. Putin must go » | Guitare.com
David Gilmour has spoken out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for peace in a statement on social media.
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In a tweet posted Tuesday, March 1, Gilmour urged Russian soldiers to “stop killing your brothers”.
“There will be no winners in this war,” the 75-year-old guitarist wrote. “My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and get to know their beautiful country. Stop it before it’s all destroyed.
He concluded his tweet with a definitive message: “Putin must go”.
Gilmour also attached the music video to his 2015 anti-war song, In any language, with lyrics by his wife and musical collaborator, Polly Samson. The six-minute clip features hand-drawn animations by artist Danny Madden.
Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war.
My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and learn about their beautiful country. Stop it before it’s all destroyed.
Putin must go pic.twitter.com/VE4oMsUIRf
— David Gilmour (@davidgilmour) March 1, 2022
Gilmour is not the only artist to call for peace, as some of the biggest names in music have also taken to social media to voice their concerns over Ukraine.
Stevie Nicks, in a statement on Twitter, criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, sharing an entry in his diary: “It’s Hitler who’s coming back to haunt us.”
From my diary… pic.twitter.com/X1JeLrd3gG
—Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) March 1, 2022
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider tweeted in solidarity with Ukraine, endorsing the band’s use of the song We won’t take it as a rallying anthem for the Ukrainian people.
People ask me why I approved the use of “We’re not going to take it” for the Ukrainian people and not for the anti-masks. Well, one use is for a just battle against oppression; the other is childish trampling against an inconvenience.
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) February 27, 2022
Nadya Tolokonnikova, a member of Moscow-based punk band Pussy Riot, called Putin a “dangerous dictator who needs to be stopped” in a recent interview with rolling stone. The feminist punk band sold NFTs to help raise funds to support Ukraine, raising nearly $3 million in 24 hours.
On February 24, Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, targeting its capital, Kiev, among other cities. At press time, at least 352 civilian casualties have been reported by AlJazeera.