On Ukraine, history listens

I think of the amazing events of the past three weeks – how history throws its curves and you see amazing new factors emerge and at some point you feel grateful to feel humbled. This old world can still surprise. It can confuse all expectations.

A surprise, the central. Nobody knew that the Ukrainian people would fight with such courage and efficiency. Maybe they didn’t know. Last week I realized they would never stop. They are not going to give up. If Russia overthrows, explodes and occupies the whole country, it will continue to resist. Ukrainians prove every day that there is a country called Ukraine and it is not Russia. It shares a lot with Russia, including lineages and languages, but it’s a different place, an independent country with a proud people.


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