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Stevie Nicks on Vladimir Putin: "This is Hitler coming back to haunt us"

Stevie Nicks
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Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks has written a heartfelt message relaying her thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Sharing the letter via social media, Nicks compares Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, while stating that the German dictator was "coming back to haunt us".

"In one evening, until now, an entire sovereign country has been full-on invaded,” she continues. “How dare he.”

Elsewhere in the letter, Nicks relates how she got in touch with a women in Ukraine who had sent her a personal gift to "thank her again and check up on her after watching the news all night".

"She immediately wrote back that she was home and still fine..."the singer added. "At 4.45am she wrote us back that she was now 'just trying to escape'; that changed everything. 

"Now I know someone, an innocent person, who is having her freedom taken away from her. I have been crying ever since".

Recalling memories of another serious global event, 9-11, which Nicks has spoken out about numerous times in the past via diary entries, she said "My mom said to me after 9-11, don't forget what your father and I were fighting for, don't forget it...(I am glad she isn't here to see this).

Nicks concludes the letter by saying, "My heart is broken for our new friend, and for the people of Ukraine, I am so, so sorry. Love and prayers for them".

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Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.