This isn’t a tenable argument: Putin’s hostility to the West is precisely because of its support for Ukraine. Supporting Ukraine may be right but it isn’t existential for the West. So debate as to costs & benefits are necessary.
@eTenJames If Putin spoke directly to Ukraine rather than the West and NATO it would be easier to come to different conclusions.
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The West will continue to support Ukraine, and there will likely be additional sanctions against Russia in response to the referendums to annex occupied parts of Ukraine to Russia. Once winter arrives, with transportation difficult to keep up with the roads frozen