Peace in Ukraine was demolished in the early morning of February 24, when the Russian Federation invaded in Ukraine and began to cynic destroy Ukrainian people, their future, life itself. Rassists by blood hands have been drawing awfully picture of present reality. Kharkiv — a city of over one million residents — is on fire. Kyiv — home to several million, a city with more than fifteen hundred years of history and the capital of our country, which has concluded an Association Agreement with the European Union — has been subject to constant missile strikes. Kherson, Chernihiv, Sumy, Mykolayiv are under attack. Air raid sirens are heard almost everywhere across Ukraine. tothend Hundreds of civilians including children have already lost their lives.
World faced fundamentally new challenges, wars of this magnitude has not seen since 1945.
In response, people have risen to defend their state, freedom, dreams, dignity, the right to exist and the right to their Ukrainian identity. Now the whole of Ukraine is the front line that protects European values from a rabid enemy. Ukraine will withstand this maelstrom.
Concurrently, Ukraine’s struggle is a struggle for the whole civilized democratic and liberal world, for its values and sustainable development. It is a time of consolidation and unity for all progressive forces in the world for the sake of our common future. This is a time of unity and consolidation not limited to politicians, diplomats, artists and community leaders. It is also a time of unity for the all democratic community.
“Standing by Ukraine in its hour of need is not just the right thing to do,” wrote President Biden. “It is in our vital national interests to ensure a peaceful and stable Europe and to make clear that might does not make right. If Russia does not pay a heavy price for its actions, it will send a message to other would-be aggressors that they too can seize territory and subjugate countries… And it would mark the end of the rules-based international order and open the door to aggression elsewhere, with catastrophic consequences the world over.”
Putin is every bit as determined as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and shares Stalin’s utter indifference to casualties and human suffering. There is a way, however, to counter putin. It will require the newly united West and its Asian partners to grow even more determined, creative, and proactive through a combined military, economic and public relations offensive. Most important is for Ukraine’s potentially fatigued supporters, and even for those countries still sitting on the fence, not to lose sight of the barbarity of Putin’s atrocities and thus the moral responsibility to oppose them.
Today it is Ukraine and strong resolve unwavering anti-putin coalition will show Putin a dead end and not an off-ramp.