Imagine that marauders broke into your home and seized two rooms. They snatched your toddler and sent her away to be adopted by another family. They dragged your teenager into those rooms and tortured him. And then they asked you to accept this arrangement while they planned to take over the rest of your home.
This is what Russia has done to Ukraine.
This war started in 2014 with the seizure of Crimea. It intensified a year ago when Russia invaded Ukraine. The conflict has been devastating for Ukraine’s people, its infrastructure, and its economy. But Ukrainians have fought back, bolstered by US and NATO weaponry and a conviction that losing the war will mean losing their country.
Everyone wants this war to end. But calls for Ukraine to cede seized territory to Russia are misguided.
The full article of this text is available via The Boston Globe.