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FP | Europe--but Not NATO--Should Send Troops to Ukraine, 22 Apr tankie talk
To Halt Russia's Advance, Kyiv Needs More Boots on the Ground
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Too many politicians and pundits in the United States and Europe echo Putin's own talking points by warning that any kind of external intervention in Ukraine would lead to World War III. In reality, sending European troops would be a normal response to a conflict of this kind. Russia's invasion disrupted the regional balance of power, and Europe has a vital interest in seeing the imbalance corrected. The obvious way to do this is to provide a lifeline to a Ukrainian military that could once again be left high and dry by the United States, and the best lifeline would be European soldiers. Unless the politics in the United States change, Ukraine will need alternate sources of assistance to keep its fight going—and Europe is the natural backer.
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by Cat on Wed Apr 24th, 2024 at 12:59:54 PM EST

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