“Can I tow you to Russia?”
“I need ammunition, not a round.”
Vladimir Putin’s attempted rape of Ukraine is not going as smoothly as he expected, and the determination of the Ukrainian people is the reason.
This is a nation that elected a comedian as its president, not as a stuntman but as the biggest possible middle finger to defeatism, cynicism and fear. And this president refuses to flee, like countless other elected officials.
How many members of Congress would take up arms, as much of the Ukrainian parliament does?
Fierce resistance matters, and not just to repel Putin’s army of conscripts. He inspires the world.
The West may have hesitated before the onslaught, but it is rallying. Nation after nation is sending material to Ukraine, even Germany is circumventing constitutional restrictions to help freedom fighters.
Not all of Europe has yet agreed to kick Russia out of SWIFT entirely, but it took a big step in that direction on Saturday, blacklisting much of Putin’s banking sector.
Fear loses. Sweden and Finland are talking about joining NATO – even knowing that it is this prospect that has enraged Putin the most in the case of Ukraine.
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Kyiv and the rest of the country remain in grave peril. But the resistance so far is also a warning that at worst Ukraine will staffI won. The nation has already forced a puppet Russian prez to flee – any new ones will face the same fierce opposition.
As much as we can, let’s all show our solidarity with this nation of heroes. Fly the blue and gold flag if you can get one; wear the colors – send your child to school with a yellow shirt and blue jeans.
Tell that fucking Vlad you’re screwed.
New York Post