Alexander Vindman

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Fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine, January 2023. Viacheslav Ratynskyi / Reuters

The next six months will witness a great deal of human tragedy. Ukraine’s armed forces will face harsh battlefield conditions, and Ukrainian civilians will continue to endure daily Russian attacks. Meanwhile, Russia’s underequipped and poorly led troops will suffer thousands of casualties, destroying the country’s remaining fighting capability. Already, the Russian military has suffered “significantly more than 100,000” deaths and injuries, according to the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. And thanks to the neglect and cruel indifference of President Vladimir Putin’s regime, thousands more will perish this winter because of the Kremlin’s callous disregard for human life.…  Seguir leyendo »

Destruction in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, March 2022. Viacheslav Ratynskyi / Reuters

It has been over four months since Russia launched an unprovoked military offensive in Ukraine, expanding an eight-year-long conflict and unleashing untold destruction and suffering on the Ukrainian people. In that time, Ukraine has halted Russia’s advance on the back of a monumental whole-of-society effort. It remains unclear how long the war will last, but what is clear is that this war will end with a Russian defeat and a sovereign and independent Ukraine emerging as a new European power. Russian efforts to orchestrate regime change have failed, and Moscow’s meager military gains in Ukraine’s east and south have come at a debilitating and ultimately unsustainable cost.…  Seguir leyendo »

How the United States Can Break Putin’s Hold on Ukraine

It feels ominously like 2014 again.

Back then, Russian troops and tanks rolled into eastern Ukraine while the West, in shock, looked on. This year, Russia has once again raised the tenor of anti-Ukraine propaganda and assembled an estimated 175,000 military personnel along Ukraine’s border, plus tanks, artillery and equipment. All of this has raised alarms that Russia is preparing to launch the largest military offensive in Europe since World War II.

In an attempt to ease the tension, President Biden spoke with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday. Mr. Biden made progress in signaling the significant cost of an invasion of Ukraine: He explained the United States is prepared to impose punishing economic measures to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty.…  Seguir leyendo »