The attacker hit the Ukrainian guy with all his might, the journalist noted.
In the Swiss city of Zurich, a Russian-speaking man attacked Ukrainian refugee students – he accused the citizens of Ukraine of “oppressing” the Russian language.
The refugees were attacked by a man who called himself Belarusian, wrote in Facebook one of the victims is student journalist Yana Sonchkovskaya.
According to her, at first he pressed a 20-year-old Ukrainian woman against the wall, and later he attacked the guy with his fists when he heard that he was from our state.
“A company of Muscovites who have been living in Zurich for years attacked refugees from Ukraine with accusations of oppression of the Russian language,” she said.
The journalist added that the conflict began after a conversation with the Russians in English: “We are from Ukraine, we are from Moscow.” Sonchkovskaya noted that the attack by the Russians could have been provoked by the fact that her friend had a pendant in the shape of the coat of arms of Ukraine on her chest.
She also published a fragment of a dialogue with the attackers.
“I understand why you hate Moscow, but this is all politics. Ordinary people have nothing to do with it, I have been living here for 15 years and I understand what is happening,” one of the Russians began a dialogue in English.
“That’s good, but we’re not letting anyone go and are just going to our temporary home since the all-out war,” the refugees said.
“Why did you come here? How old are you?” – asked the man who said that he was Belarusian.
“We are 20, we are from Kyiv, we are studying to be journalists here. We just ran away from the war,” replied the girl, who was later allegedly attacked by Belarus.
“Why?” the “Belarusian” asked the girl in surprise.
The girl replied that she wanted to tell the truth, and not act like Russian propagandists.
“You’re oppressing my language! I’ve been here since 1995. Why are you here? Why did you come here to oppress my language?” he said rudely and used profanity.
“I’m not oppressing anything by talking to you in English. I didn’t say anything. Don’t touch us,” the student emphasized.
Then the intruder pressed the girl against the wall and shouted that she had come to “pinch” his tongue. “You, bitch, humiliate the Russians, I’ve been here since the 95th, and you, a 20-year-old, have no right to humiliate me. I live here, you oppress me,” said the striker.
Sonchkovskaya and the rest of the students pushed the intruder away. Then the “Belarusian” asked their comrade if he was from Ukraine, and, having received an affirmative answer, hit him in the face for the first time.
“I started filming screaming not to touch my friends with my hands and wait for the police, whom I asked to call. Everything happened so quickly that I didn’t set up the camera well and didn’t turn on the flash. It’s because of this that it’s hard to see their faces. and even more a warning about calling the police,” Sonchkovskaya said.
Later, Russian-speaking Lithuanians intervened in the conflict, she asked not to film the incident and not post it on the Internet and forget about what happened.
After that, the Russian-speaking attacker wished death to the Ukrainians, and Sonchkovskaya promised to glorify him throughout the network. Hearing this, the attacker went berserk and knocked the phone out of the girl’s hands.
“The Russian-speaking beast, with all his strength, hit my friend from Ukraine, who was standing behind, he could hardly stay on his feet. Another Muscovite began to hold his furious friend … I demanded to stop the assault and wait for the police. The Swiss intervened in the conflict and wanted to call the police, and the Russian animals went up the street. They said that they would not be found in the crowd,” the author added.
In June, it became known about a similar incident – in Germany, two Russians attacked a citizen with a child because of the slogan “Glory to Ukraine.” It is worth noting that the attackers denied their Russian origin.
Recall that the Russian Federation, without declaring war, invaded Ukraine early in the morning on February 24, allegedly for “denazification” and “demilitarization.” Due to the large-scale war, millions of Ukrainians have become refugees and internally displaced persons.