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United News telethon's triumphant messages won't win the war

5 November, 2023 Sunday
19:58

The past week has been marked by a buzz of discussion following the publication of two articles by Time and the Economist. Surprisingly, both pieces came as a shock and a revelation to many

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In reality, one of these articles shed light on issues related to state governance that are already well-known to many. Some might take issue with the emotional tone of the material, authored by someone whose background may be considered controversial, even though this author received state honors from Ukraine just a year ago. However, such concerns should not hinder the recognition of the need to revise both strategy and tactics, as well as the fundamental conduct within Ukrainian government institutions.

And the other article, through the lips of the Commander-in-Chief, honestly told the world that it is not enough to support Ukraine "as long as necessary" because it is a road to nowhere.

“And if we are really talking about the Ukrainian victory over the empire of Evil, if we are talking about the preservation of the people and the country, then a serious, comprehensive, state-of-the-art set of tools is urgently needed right now, without delay, to realize this goal.”

Zaluzhnyi's article is not exclusively intended for Western audiences; it holds significant relevance for us as well. It underscores the daily responsibility that each individual, from the government to every citizen, bears for the outcome of this war.

Because, triumphant messages from the United News telethon funded by our taxes and the incantation "I believe in the Armed Forces" alone will not secure victory in this strategic battle.

Only

  • full mobilization of all internal resources;

  • rigid intransigence to blatant corruption in high government offices;

  • daily work to produce Ukraine’s own weapons and ammunition;

  • maximum subordination of the economy to the needs of war;

  • military and physical training of a huge number of people;

  • real unity, not just a show, but real unity, which must come from the authorities in the first place;

  • an end to farcical games of thinking about elections during martial law;

  • joint thorough, systematic promotion of the country's needs and common interests with partners abroad;

  • uniting all the most capable minds in the country's leadership;

  • non-interference of the political leadership in the operational and personnel affairs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces;

  • returning to meaningful discussions and taking into account proposals on how to achieve a common goal;

  • finally, maximum coverage of the daily heroism of our Heroes, rather than turning them into unknown statistics,

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These fundamental elements have the potential to assist us in preventing this war from becoming an unresolved legacy passed on to our children and grandchildren...

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About the author:  Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Integration of Ukraine to the EU

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