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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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Should NATO put boots on the ground to defend Ukraine?

Posted on March 13, 2022

In the early morning of February 24th the world woke up to an invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Almost 200,000 Russian forces had been congregated along the Russian—Ukrainian border under the claim of “military training”. For some, it was a signal that an invasion was imminent. Where will it lead the world?

All apologies to those who thought the Cold War was over, but here we are. While Russia has the numbers and firepower, the Russian army is being held back by Ukraine. And, while Vladimir Putin watches from the Kremlin, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken up arms with his forces, while still communicating with world leaders.

The scenes of destruction are devastating for those on the outside. NATO members have been offering assistance in the form of equipment but will not enforce a No-Fly Zone out of fear of escalating the conflict. 

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Anonymous
April 11, 2022

I voted: YesDear Mark.
We are a peace organization who have put boots on the ground in Papua New Guinea and have ended warfare between 20 villages. These villages have been fighting off and on for 50 years. Today they live at peace. Since 2019 they have lived peaceably with each other. They have burned their guns, spears, arrows and even bush knives. A strict new code of conduct is in place. If you fight, you lose our partnership for development. So for us to turn and support "boots on the ground in Ukraine" is the last thing we would ask for. However this is an illegal war by a cruel and oppressive war criminal who needs to be brought to justice and live out the rest of his days in one of the worlds worst prisons available. I am not one for wishing things on my enemies, but Putin is a war maniac purposely targeting innocent civilians and children and bent on turning Ukraine and its citizens into dust. War with Russia is inevitable. The question is, is whether NATO is going to boot Russia out of Ukraine or become dust itself, giving into this dictators rule.

Anonymous
March 23, 2022

I voted: NoAbsolutely put boots on the ground. The world watched Hitler before acting soon enough and he slaughtered over 6 million souls before all was said and done. Not including those who died to stop him.

Anonymous
March 22, 2022

I voted: YesThe NATO doesn't look effective in people's thoughts at this moment. It looks weak and wounded. How many death of Ukrainian civilians do you need to get an action and show your effectiveness. #Close the airspace over the Ukraine. #Stop Putin. #Stop the war in Ukraine.

Anonymous
March 21, 2022

I voted: YesFreedom fo all.

Anonymous
March 21, 2022

I voted: YesPlease help Ukraine to survive and save people lives from Russian onslaught.
Ukraine stands for all of us against the absolute evil. Our choice is not to fight or not but rather where to engage the enemy. Putin and Russia official are very clear that this is not a war against Ukraine, it is their war against NATO.

Anonymous
March 21, 2022

I voted: YesUkraine is just the first stop for Putin. He was publicly and unambiguously threatening NATO with or without its help to Ukraine. Last week on Russian Federal channel #1 (ORT) they openly discussed a plan how to start an assault on NATO with maps an details (in particular, they decided to start with Poland and Lithuania); you can find a recording of the program on the web with English subtitles. In the fall of 1938 Winston Churchill said: "We seem to be very near the bleak choice between War and Shame. My feeling is that we shall choose Shame, and then have War thrown in a little later on even more adverse terms than at present." This is exactly the same situation right now. And so far NATO countries are choosing shame. Do you really believe the development will be different?

Anonymous
March 21, 2022

I voted: YesMy answer is yes. We need to do all we can to support. From a Canadian who's about to join the CAF this month, nothing would make me more proud then to protect my ancestral homeland. We have some of the best troops in the world here.

Anonymous
March 20, 2022

I voted: YesRussia is now bringing in troops from Syria, and still, NATO is unwilling to do anything to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine. If the western world truly believes in defending freedom and democracy Ukraine needs us more now than ever, either close the skies or send in troops. Putin and he regime are war criminals.


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