A former deputy prime minister for Russia spoke out against the war with Ukraine, becoming the latest ex-Kremlin official to condemn Putin’s actions.

Arkady Dvorkovich, a former government official and current president of the International Chess Federation, said in an interview with Mother Jones that his thoughts are with Ukrainian civilians.

“Wars don’t just kill priceless lives,” he said. “Wars kill hopes and aspirations, freeze or destroy relationships and connections.”

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Arkady Dvorkovich Condemns Russia War
Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has spoken out against the war in Ukraine. Above, Dvorkovich is seen while visiting the Fisht Olympic Stadium May 3, 2018, in Sochi, Russia.
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