The crisis between Ukraine and Russia is one that has gone on for months and had affected the socio-political narrative, not adding to their lives lost all in a bid for supremacy.
It is one that has led Brazilian legend and football icon, Pele to come out of the woods to speak up.
The icon has now sent a word to President Vladimir Putin urging the Russian to end his country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Pele posted the message on Instagram, ahead of Ukraine’s 2022 World Cup playoff semi-final against Scotland on Wednesday.
“There is absolutely no justification for this continued violence. This conflict is wicked, unjustifiable and brings nothing but pain, fear, terror and anguish.
“Wars only exist to separate nations, and there’s no ideology that justifies projectile missiles burying the dreams of children, ruining families and killing the innocent,” he wrote.
Pele recalled a meeting he had with Putin in 2017 adding:
“The power to stop this conflict is in your hands. The same ones I shook in Moscow, at our last meeting in 2017.”
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