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Eugene Czolij: The West must act now

February 25, 2022 8:49 pmby Eugene Czolij
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People are seen outside the cordoned off area around the remains of a shell in a street in Kyiv on Feb. 24, 2022 after Russia launched an all-out war on Ukraine. (AFP via Getty Images)

With Russia’s ruthless and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in the early morning hours of 24 February 2022, Vladimir Putin has brazenly challenged the West.

Ukraine is courageously holding the fort at a high cost of human lives, both military and civilian, as well as an inestimable destruction of property. Ukraine’s territorial defenсe units are successfully resisting Russia’s invading army. The supply of defensive lethal weapons by Ukraine’s allies has certainly contributed to this.

As for the West, it must act now or pay a much higher price later.

Two days before Russia’s vicious military attack against the whole of Ukraine, Putin angrily delivered
an unequivocally clear message to the West by stating: “I will explain, that the US strategic planning documents [!stipulate!/]

Eugene Czolij
Author:  Eugene Czolij

Eugene Czolij is president of the Ukraine-2050 nongovernmental organization and served as president of the Ukrainian World Congress from 2008-2018. Ukraine-2050 was established to help implement within one generation – by 2050 – strategies for the sustainable development of Ukraine as a fully independent, territorially integral, democratic, reformed and economically competitive European state.

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