Ukraine accepted the myth that it is better to die fighting, July 13
In his column, Calvin White questions not only the purpose of Ukraine’s resistance, he suggests that we, the West, should not supply the country with arms, as it is supposedly doomed to lose to its bullying neighbour.
Ukraine is not alone and should not be alone in this fight. Ukraine had the third most powerful arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world before giving it up in 1994 under Western pressure, in exchange for the Budapest Memorandum (on security guarantees), which named the Russian Federation, the Kingdom United Kingdom and the United States, as guarantors of its sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.
So now, supplying Ukraine with homemade weapons to enable its brave people to defend their homeland is the least Western guarantors and their allies can do for Ukraine today.
Like any tyrant, terrorist Russia only understands hard power and should be given a healthy dose of it.
It is disturbing to see the continued repetition of the Kremlin-fueled narrative aimed at justifying Russian actions with baseless claims that Ukraine invited a nuclear power to invade because of its intentions to one day join the NATO. For the record, NATO never even seriously considered such a possibility before the invasion.
Ukrainians, as a people, have existed for centuries, but have never started a single war. They are hard workers, fighters and creators, who honor their heroes, because they are the ones who made Ukraine a nation that leads the world in the fight against pure evil.
And the Ukrainians will win.