Putin’s war has not gone as he planned. The remarkable spirit of Ukraine has undermined what he attempted to complete in days. The Ukrainians fight with “civil disobedience and protests,” according to The New York Times.
The Argument section of the NYT suggested a lend-lease program to make the transfer of “lethal aid and equipment to Ukrainian(s),” since the West is unable or unwilling to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine:
‘Existing pledges on the part of Western democracies to provide Ukraine with antitank weapons, man-portable air defense systems, small arms, body armor, and munitions are necessary but insufficient to meet the demands of the battlefield.’
With air-to-surface, air-to-air UCAVs, and jets, the Ukrainians would be better equipped to fight the Russian army:
‘The long-term aim of a lend-lease arrangement would be to create stockpiles of military aid along Ukraine’s borders. Ideally, any time Ukraine would submit a request for support, the necessary material would be readily available for transport rather than subject to a lengthy procurement process. ‘
‘Alexander S. Vindman @AVindman
‘The longer this war continues the greater the risks of U.S. and NATO involvement. America Must Do More to Help Ukraine Fight Russia and bring the war to an end/ Lend-Lease is the answer. /w@DomCruzBus:’
The Argument’s opinion piece read that a protracted war between Putin and Ukraine was inevitable:
‘[The] Russian military has been unable to quickly achieve its objectives. Ukrainians are resisting in battle and through civil disobedience and protests.’
And The Argument continued saying, “morale will be a decisive factor:”
‘Morale will be a decisive factor. Despite immense destruction and suffering in Ukraine, the flight of more than a million refugees from the country, and the Russian military’s despicable war crimes, Ukrainians are holding firm in their belief that they will prevail.’
It continued, saying “morale remains low among the Russians, and “hopelessness guarantees defeat:”
‘[T]he Russian economy is imploding without any prospects for relief, and morale remains low among the Russian military. It may be too soon for optimism, but there is still reason for hope. And although hope is not a strategy, hopelessness guarantees defeat.’
The Ukrainians have won the world’s respect. Now, it is time to respect the Ukrainians and give them the tools they need to fight.
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