Among the many Ukrainian citizens struggling today with what is taking place in their country, one of those is Jinjer bassist Eugene Abdukhanov.
Since Russia’s attack on the country (which began in the early hours of February 24th), many Ukrainian citizens have been either fleeing the country or fighting back. This war is horrifying and causing tremendous suffering for the Ukrainian people.
One of those individuals suffering greatly is that of Jinjer bassist Eugene Abdukhanov. Yesterday, the Jinjer bassist posted an emotional update regarding what is taking place in Ukraine. The Jinjer bassist shared photos of his family, saying, “This the last photo we took together before the Russian invasion started. The most brutal, barbaric and horrible war in Europe since WWII.” He goes on to say that he hasn’t been able to hug his loved ones and he doesn’t know when he will see them again.
Per the full caption associated with Abdukhanov’s post (which you can find below):
“This the last photo we took together before the Russian invasion started. The most brutal, barbaric and horrible war in Europe since WWII, initiated by Putin, has been on for one month now. For one month I haven’t been able to hug my most beloved ones, my wife Anna, my sons Danny and Roman, and honestly don’t know when I will see them again. 💔
“For one month we – people in Ukraine have been surrounded by fear, dread and suffering on one side and heroism and incredible unity 🤝 on the other. Being able to help people in need and being in touch with my family via video calls are the only source of relief now.
“I appreciate all of you for the support you are giving us and Ukraine. Sincerely, I still cannot believe how many donation t-shirts you ordered and how much money we managed to collect. We will be posting on stories about how exactly these funds are directed at people here in Ukraine. As far as I know the generator and fuel which we sent to Chernihiv the day before yesterday has already arrived and it is hard to overestimate how much people need it in the city which has no electricity for weeks now.”
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Our hearts go out to Abdukhanov, his family, and to all the people of Ukraine striving to protect their country and loved ones.
Last month, Jinjer announced that they would be putting a hold on their North American tour dates (even dropping off the major Slipknot tour) in order to help their country in its time of need. In an effort to help their country, the band started a charity campaign, offering fans the chance to purchase specially designed t-shirts. Thanks to fans purchasing these shirts, Jinjer have been able to raise over $140,000 for Ukrainian charities. If you would like to purchase one of Jinjer’s specially designed shirts, you can still purchase one via this link here.
Words by: Michael Pementel