Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very popular figure in Russia. He is one of the very few people whom Putin follows on Twitter.

Schwarzenegger posted an eloquent, powerful message to the Russian people and to Russian soldiers in Ukraine. He spoke of his deep love for Russia. And he said he wanted to tell them the truth about what was happening in Ukraine. He said that Putin had lied to them. He said that the war must stop.

The Atlantic published both the text of his speech and the video.

I am sorry that I don’t know how to copy the video on Twitter. If you are on Twitter, please watch.

This is his tweet:
Arnold⁦‪@Schwarzenegger‬⁩I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth. Please watch and share. pic.twitter.com/6gyVRhgpFV