Assaad Elias Kattan
Translated by Najib Coutya

At the time of writing, the tsar’s fighter jets are pounding the gorgeous Kyiv, and air raid sirens are echoing everywhere. << Who has believed our message >> declares the prophet Isaiah: the fighters of Vladimir Putin are striking Kyiv, not Tbilissi, Yerevan, Berlin, Paris, or Istanbul, and certainly not New York. In fact, the Russian tsar wants to exact revenge on the Ukrainians… and on his own history.