On June 23, Howard Buffett, who was in Ukraine more than 3 times during the full-scale war, spoke from the podium of Ukraine Recovery London. Buffet expressed his opinion that the world must give Ukraine everything to win the war. Otherwise, the world as we know it will no longer exist.
Fragment of speech Howard Buffett:
"No time to look back. There is no time to look back and I will tell you why. because what we do now, is it going to change the course of history. and we have to be on the right side of history. Less than 18 hours ago I was in Ukraine and I saw some of the same images I’ve seen on multiple trips and I have to ask myself “why?” Why are we continuing to see this and why are we continuing to let it happen?
I acknowledge, I appreciate, I thank you everyone for everything they’re doing to support Ukraine. but I’ve got to say that at times we’ve been timid. we’ve been helpful, but we’ve been slow and at times we’ve been indecisive.
We are not providing Ukraine everything that they need to win this war. and worst, we’re asking ukraine to fight this war in a way that we would not fight it ourselves.
So why are we holding back? Somebody operating from fear. I tell you, no one has ever wanna fight being scared to the concenquences.
John Maccain said "To not provoce putin is a show whitenes with for 100% propvoke putin." Seanetor McCain understood the consequences of our nearest silence, when Russia went into crimea and push west in the Donbas. This time we cannot fail in our judgement. We have no room to fail. Someone concerned about politics. Well, those politics are getting people killed every single day. Someone worried about escalating the war. For those I simply ask: if you even paying attention to how the geopolitical landscape is changing and has already changed? It’s not to our advantage. It’s to no one’s advantage that sitting in this room. And you have the slightest idea of what our world would look like if we fail in Ukraine?"
Howard Buffet spoke about his dialogue with a 19-year-old girl who served at the front and lost her leg defending Ukraine. About a 14-year-old boy who was walking down the street in his hometown, and as a result of a Russian missile attack, the boy received shrapnel wounds and lost his arm. About a man who, fighting for the Ukrainians, lost 2 legs and an arm. Now he wants to work at a centre for psychological help for other Ukrainians crippled by the Russian war.
"The future of this young people has been ultered forever. And unfortunately, there is thousands of this stories. No American would accept for their child. No Brit would accept this for his child. No one in this room would accept this for his child. So who do we allow to continue?"