You have to choose

UKR squat

I heard it a few times now: ‘I was never really concerned about it, but now I have to choose between Europe and Russia.’ Not a single conversation in Ukraine is not about politics, the war, the future. But it’s different for all how to choose which side they are.

Some know precisely where they stand. Others have the feeling they have to follow suit in all conversations. They have to make a point all the time. Nuances are not appreciated.

Most of the people I yet talked to do know it: pro-Ukrainian so pro-European. But I did talk to people who did not want to choose because they see major disadvantages at both sides. And there is a small group of people that does see chances in both directions. That puzzled me a little. Is that pragmatic or cowardice?

Or realism?