The sovereign country of Ukraine has been under military attack from Russia for five months with minimal achievements on the battlefield. This country had to suffer during the second world war pain and suffering from the German occupation under the Nazi flag. When I look at old films from that period in black and white and compare them to what we see in high definition color of a country being destroyed and the population who chose to remain including the millions who are now refugees in other countries who will forever have the mental scars of losing everything that made life on earth worth living and most importantly defending.
Nato has supplied weapons and technology to the Ukrainian military, but we all know what is needed, as with all previous wars, are “boots on the ground.” I cannot see the west only sending equipment and not soldiers to deal with what we call Russian aggression. Once again, if we don’t remember the past, we will repeat it with consequences that we as a society will not survive. As Winston Churchill said during the second world war. “We are at the end of the beginning.” I believe it is time for Nato to step up to the plate regarding the Russian situation in Europe.