The world has been stunned by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but shock quickly gave way to indignation in other strife-torn parts of the world over media commentary many saw as racist against them.
“This isn’t a place — with all due respect, you know — like Iraq or Afghanistan that has seen conflict raging for decades,” said Charlie D’Agata of US network CBS News.
“This is a relatively civilised, relatively European — I have to choose those words carefully too — city where you wouldn’t expect that or hope it is going to happen.”
A day later, after much online furore, D’Agata apologised for his “poor choice of words”. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which continues into its fifth day, is the biggest conflict that Europe has seen since the World War ll. It has shocked the globe, with civilians sympathizing with Ukrainians who are either hiding in bunkers or have already fled the country.
SOURCE: AFRICAN INSIDER