Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba thought that President Putin doesn’t think that Ukraine has the right to exist. President Putin has been given authority to cross over the border from Russia to Ukraine to wage war, with the goal of either annexing Ukraine via a Soviet-like acquisition, or of turning Ukraine into a full-fledged region of Russia itself.
President Putin is 73 years old and wants to be remembered like Vladimir Lenin. Certain people who have known Putin have noticed a change in him and now they think he is worried about his legacy. From what I have read with all the articles about him and the make up of the people surrounding him their seems to be a real problem. Putin doesn’t seem to have faith that if he retires he may think his days would be numbered. The problem is that President Putin has made a lot of enemies in the Communist party and the people resent President Putin so his analysis may be correct if he retires his days may well be numbered.
The United States needs to project to the Ukrainian leadership and people that we stand behind them. They will fight for their freedom, but since they aren’t part of NATO, we may need to fast-track their membership so we, along with the rest of the countries of NATO, can back Ukraine and give troops, armor, aircraft, and full use of our aircraft carriers. I would be sending everything we had because if Putin does take Ukraine Russia will fill up the former 3rd largest country with nukes and Russia will fill those silos up with nukes if Putin takes over.