Roger Waters ‘just another brick in the wall’ of Russian propaganda
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters addressed the UN security council at Russia’s behest, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine.
The Russian delegation invited Waters to speak following an interview with Berliner Zeitung where he spoke of Vladimir Putin in glowing terms and said Ukraine and the West were in large part responsible for the Russian invasion.
However, while addressing the UN security council, he held Russia responsible, too.
He said: “The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation was illegal. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.
“Also, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was not unprovoked, so I also condemn the provocateurs in the strongest possible terms.”
But Ukrainian ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya said the veteran rocker was “just another brick in the wall” of Russian propaganda.
In reference to Pink Floyd being banned by the Soviet Union for protesting the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, Kyslytsa said: “It is ironic, if not hypocritical, that Mr Waters attempts now to whitewash another invasion.
“How sad for his former fans to see him accepting the role of just another brick in the wall – the wall of Russian disinformation and propaganda.
“Keep strumming the guitar, Mr Waters. It suits you more than lecturing the security council on how to do its job. No flying pigs here, please.”