Russia will go further
President Biden said a very important thing at the briefing. Putin, if he succeeds in defeating Ukraine, will not stop and will go on
It's very important to hear this from Ukraine's biggest ally president. Today, the Free World lives in the confidence that they are not in danger.
That if a dozen HIMARS in the hands of Ukrainians disrupted the horde's advance last year, a dozen modern missiles broke Moscow's logistics and blinded the Crimean air defense, and about hundred tanks, even without air cover, helped bite into the echeloned defense, then NATO, with hundreds of missile systems, thousands of tanks, swarms of drones, and air superiority, will definitely repel an attack on the Baltic states or any other flank of the Alliance. Not to mention the nuclear shield.
That is why the obvious phrase that Ukraine is defending not only itself, but also Europe and the entire democratic world, is not considered seriously.
“Therefore, in the Free World, when the admiration for the heroism of Ukrainian soldiers faded, security issues began to be overshadowed by the political agenda. The issues of migrants, farmers, truckers, and even the struggle to preserve the corrupt profits from deals with Moscow.”
It is so important that the US president voiced a simple idea: Putin and Russia are a threat not only to Ukraine, because Russia will go further.
And there are many ways to offset the West's technological and military superiority: economic, humanitarian, populist-political, informational... And Moscow has a lot of experience with hybrid aggression. But Biden's statement should be followed by a systematic campaign, in which Ukraine must use all resources and opportunities. Without political jealousy and adolescent arrogance. To convey arguments at all levels, and to nip counterarguments and negative emotions in the bud.
About the author. Rostyslav Pavlenko is a Ukrainian politician, political scientist, political strategist, and lecturer. Member of Parliament of Ukraine.
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