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The threat of a major war in Europe is no less real than in the 1930s

Feb 21, 2024

The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, called on U.S. leaders to help Ukraine win the war against Russia, as the threat of a major war in Europe is no less real than in the 1930s.


He wrote about this in a column for The Hill, Ukrinform reports.

Yermak noted that although this war is taking place far from the shores of the United States, he drew parallels with 1938, when European countries tried to stop Hitler from starting a war by agreeing with Nazi Germany, but the agreement had no effect. As a result, the world plunged into the largest war in history, in which American soldiers also took part.

"The pages of the history of the twenty-first century are being written in Ukraine. Russia, under Putin's leadership, has demonstrated its desire to challenge the West - first with the invasion of Georgia in 2008, then with the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and now with an all-out war against Ukraine," the column says.

According to Yermak, Russia's occupation of Ukraine, which the United States and the West have allowed, has made the world less safe for Israel, the Baltic states, and American troops abroad. And just like in the late 1930s, what is happening in Ukraine today will not be limited to Europe, but will have long-term consequences for the United States and its allies around the world.

"We do not know how long this war will last, or when and how it will end. But we know that this is not a choice between war and peace, because if the aggressor wins, there will be no peace. If Russia wins Ukraine, it will not just be a victory for the Russian dictatorship, but the first victory for its coalition of dictators. And what do winners do with victory? They move on," Yermak writes, adding that this scenario does not have to be the history of the 21st century.

Yermak emphasized that with the support of the United States, Ukraine can not only win this war but also demonstrate to America's adversaries that the United States and its allies around the world will not flinch in the face of aggression."

Ukraine believes in the power of the United States and its founding fathers to ensure that the flame of freedom will not only light up American shores but also its allies around the world. Please, America, don't let us down," Andriy Yermak urged.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 22/02/2024

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