Russian Vs Ukraine
The war between Russia and Ukraine has been one of the most significant conflicts to arise in Europe since World War II. It has reshaped global security relations and raised tensions among world powers.
Putin’s goal was to destroy Ukrainian democracy and establish a puppet regime in Kyiv. He erroneously believed that a large-scale invasion could achieve that goal quickly and efficiently.
However, the Ukrainian people have fought bravely and successfully against the Russian invaders, using their resources effectively with the help of foreign assistance. As a result, Ukraine has been able to resist the Russian invasion for a year now.
Ukraine’s success in this war is not only due to its ability to fight but also to the military equipment that it has received from NATO allies. This is an important investment in our international security, not just for Ukraine but for the United States and Europe as well.
The Russian military has suffered serious setbacks in the first year of this war. Those setbacks have undermined Russia’s reputation as a re-emerging power and reinforced the perception that it is a dangerous and unpredictable neighbor brandishing nuclear weapons.
Moscow’s neighbours, including small countries and formal allies such as Kazakhstan and Moldova, fear that Moscow may engage in aggression against them if it cannot be stopped in or by Ukraine. This fear is reflected in the recent plans by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
The war between Russia and Ukraine is now more than a territorial dispute. It is a conflict of strategic and moral importance. It has reshaped global security relations in ways that will likely affect the decades to come.