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The Young and the Restless Star Eric Braeden Reacts To The News Coming Out Of Ukraine, Recalls Early Childhood In War-Torn Germany

The Young and the Restless fans know that if there’s anyone who cuts to the chase wit the facts fast both on screen and off, it’s Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on the hit CBS soap. The actor recently took to his Twitter account to react to the bloodshed and devastation caused by Russian military soldiers in Ukraine, which has also prompted him to recall his own early childhood days in war-torn Germany during the second world war. Here’s what he has to say.

The Young and the Restless Star Eric Braeden Reacts To The News Coming Out Of Ukraine, Recalls Early Childhood In War-Torn Germany

Eric took to Twitter to write, “The pictures I see on our tv screens about what’s happening in UKRAINE REMIND ME OF MY EARLY CHILDHOOD IN GERMANY! We were bombed every night& then every day&night! KIEL was 96% destroyed, 500 000 bombs had been dropped on that town alone! The cacophony was unimaginable!”

The actor then had a direct message to Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. He wrote, “Putin was too young to remember that time! RUSSIA suffered terribly under Nazi aggression!! WAR IS UNIMAGINABLY DREADFUL! After that orgy of war, started by a dictator, altogether about 50 million people had died! VLADIMIR, you don’t know wtf you are getting into! If, and God forbid you accidentally or intentionally attack NATO TROOPS YOU WILL UNLEASH A RESPONSE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY DESTROY THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT! That’s not hyperbole, it’s tragically in the realm of possibility! VLADIMIR, come to your senses! The beginnings of war have unintended.”

Of course, many of Eric’s Twitter followers reacted to his tweets with, “Seeing all this must bring back bad memories for you, enough to make you ill,” with Eric replying with, “It just suddenly hit me”

The Young and the Restless Star Eric Braeden Opens Up About His Painful Childhood Memories

Another fan wrote, “So sorry, what’s going on is so horrible, I can’t imagine what these poor ppl are going through… it’s just terrible & all we can do is pray there will soon be an end to all this destruction.”

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