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Yesterday on Twitter I saw this video and I made Phil watch it. It’s quite powerful and moving. Arnold Schwarzenegger has posted a video sharing information about the war in the Ukraine. He wants the Russian people to know the truth about what’s going on.

In the video, Schwarzenegger appeals directly to the Russian people, with his statement in Russian subtitles. He shares a very moving story about a Russian weightlifter he met when he was 14 years old. This man helped to shape Arnold’s career in bodybuilding and lifting.

Schwarzenegger tells the Russian people that the Ukraine didn’t start this war and that those in power in the Kremlin did. He knows the Russian people are not being told the truth in their country and he wants to enlighten them and let them know that this is not the Russian people’s war.

The video is about nine minutes long, but it’s worth the watch! It’s powerful and heartfelt. As of right now the video has been viewed over 17 million times on Twitter alone.