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The challenge for Ukraine is the same as it was on day one : keeping the West on side as the costs of supporting Kyiv hit home -- not just Putin's gas and grain blackmail but also the cost of economic and humanitarian support, that may well be why Volodymyr Zelensky said Volodymyr Zelensky wanted the war over before Christmas, because the real issues will be getting the West to stick to its promises in the long run.
Found on CNN 3 months ago
It's going to be painful to deliberate, unless it becomes possible for Western aid, both military and humanitarian, to be absorbed in Ukraine at sufficient rates that they can genuinely turn the tide against the Russian advancement, if it's a question of who can pour in the greater resources and take the greater pain in order to prevail, Russia has a track record for inflicting substantial economic damage on itself and suffering on its own population, in order to prosecute wars.
' Deportation' is a euphemism. It's been used as a fairly innocuous term for what happened to these people, which was effectively enslavement and starvation. is shipping off the women, the children, the people that you want to remove from societies in order to neutralize them, they are generally met with pretty horrific fates. If they survived at all, they did not return for years or decades.
Russia has a history of vicious and savage reprisals against civilians in any area when any kind of resistance movement is taking place. It's moved already to deport people from Mariupol to the remote parts of Russia, which is straight out of Russia's 20th century script for dealing with these problems.
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