NewsUkraine's Summer of Decision: A Call for Europe's Unwavering Support

Ukraine's Summer of Decision: A Call for Europe's Unwavering Support

Ukraine has performed two miracles on the front. Can it achieve a third?
Ukraine has performed two miracles on the front. Can it achieve a third?
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12:49 PM EDT, April 10, 2024

The conflict in Ukraine drags on, with prospects for resolution seemingly growing dimmer. A chorus of experts is weighing in on the situation, among them Russian analyst Andrei Piontkowski. He posits that Ukraine has already accomplished two extraordinary feats and awaits further action from Europe, suggesting that defeat for Ukraine is not a foregone conclusion.

The upcoming summer is pivotal for both the Ukrainian military forces and the whole of Europe. Historically, this season sees a surge in military activities, with significant territory recoveries from Russian control frequently occurring. This summer holds added significance due to the impending US elections.

The outcome of these elections is deemed critical to the direction of the war. As noted by Piontkowski, the future US administration will significantly influence the level of support provided to Ukraine and Europe's overall sense of security.

The concept of a European army, which has been debated for five decades, stems from Europe's fear of being abandoned by a US president who is unwilling to offer assistance. Piontkowski voiced concerns on Channel24 about Europe potentially losing the US's protective support post-election.

Ukraine's remarkable feats and the call for more support

In further discussions, Piontkowski highlights Ukraine's achievement of not just one but two military miracles.

He underscores the importance of disproving grim CIA predictions that Kyiv would fall within three days in the event of a war.

According to him, Ukraine's remarkable efforts, which are bound to be studied in military academies, have left the Kremlin vulnerable.

One of these feats includes preventing Russia's domination of the Black Sea, which was pivotal for Ukraine's economy and a symbolic victory against the Russian naval forces. As Ukrainian merchant ships navigate the Black Sea, ongoing attacks target the Odesa and Kherson regions, highlighting the need for Western aircraft.

While the endgame of the conflict remains undecided, with Russian forces making advances, Piontkowski notes the crucial need for continued Western support, including military equipment and additional troops, to prevent a potential loss for Ukraine in the upcoming months.
He remarks on the dwindling capabilities of the Ukrainian military, which has already surpassed expectations but now urgently requires the support of European forces to sustain its efforts.
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