A number of famous publicists and thinkers signed an open letter, in which they shared their concerns of the possible fall of united Europe. 112 International re-posted it with the reference to The Guardian.
Among those who signed it are Belarusian writer and Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Aleksievich, American historian and journalist Anne Applebaum, Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk and many others.
The signators warned that 'Europe is being attacked by false prophets who are drunk on resentment, and delirious at their opportunity to seize the limelight. It has been abandoned by the two great allies who in the previous century twice saved it from suicide; one across the Channel and the other across the Atlantic. The continent is vulnerable to the increasingly brazen meddling by the occupant of the Kremlin. Europe as an idea is falling apart before our eyes'.
'Our faith is in the great idea that we inherited, which we believe to have been the one force powerful enough to lift Europe’s peoples above themselves and their warring past. We believe it remains the one force today virtuous enough to ward off the new signs of totalitarianism that drag in their wake the old miseries of the dark ages. What is at stake forbids us from giving up', reads the letter.