In Europe, blue and yellow paint is rare. Europeans are desperately wondering, “If we don’t have that, how can we support Ukraine?”
My daughter told me this dark joke. As a proud Ukrainian, I have been deeply moved by the many expressions of solidarity towards my country and its people. Refugees are received with warmth and hospitality. People all over the world are sending donations of all kinds. Europe and the United States have taken concrete steps that were unthinkable not so long ago to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s barbaric and unprovoked invasion. Political leaders have made it clear that they will increase the pressure and consider further measures. I even hear that in Western capitals sympathy is developing for the idea of sending planes to Ukraine.