Singer: Helene Fischer on the Ukraine war: “It breaks my heart”

Helene Fischer on the Ukraine war: “It breaks my heart”

Helene Fischer

Singer Helene Fischer was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, but came to Germany as a small child. (Archive image) Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

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The news and pictures of the war are very close to Helene Fischer. At a performance in Switzerland, the singer with Russian roots shows solidarity with Ukraine.

Singer Helene Fischer, who was born in Russia, expressed herself at her first concert after a long break, visibly moved, about the war of aggression in Ukraine.

“It breaks my heart to see that,” said Fischer at the “Snowpenair” festival in Grindelwald, Switzerland. «Every day the images of families torn apart; of fathers, brothers, soldiers, husbands who must die. From women who have to flee.” On her top, the 37-year-old wore a small bow in the national colors of Ukraine – blue and yellow, and the stage was also illuminated in the colors, as can be seen on a video that was available to the German Press Agency.

“In my acute situation, it affects me even more. I’m incredibly emotional right now, built very close to the water,” she continued. “I just want to send a sign of solidarity.”

Fischer was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in 1984, but came to Germany with her family when she was a small child. “I deeply despise what is going on and especially this one person. I think you know who I’m talking about. This one man who has too much power.” Maybe the fans wanted to give something back after this beautiful day together and make a small contribution and donate or help, Fischer said to the applause of the audience. Then she sang Marius Müller-Westernhagen’s hit “Freiheit”.