U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, right, Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham spent 14 hours in Kyiv on Aug. 23, 2023, getting updated on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Courtesy of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Sen. Blumenthal, CTPost: ‘Zelenskyy doesn’t want or need our troops. But he deeply and desperately needs the tools to win’
Passionate and blunt, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sometimes open his arms, raising his body as well as his voice, to sound the alarm about what Ukraine needs to beat back Russia’s murderous invasion. Through 18 months of brutal bleeding and death on the battlefield, he has sustained resolve and resilience — in himself and his beloved people. His magnetic energy was as impressive as ever when I recently met with him alongside my colleagues, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, during my fourth visit to Ukraine.
What Zelenskyy needs to repel Putin and stop his atrocities is the same brand of resolve and resilience from America and our allies. It will be a challenge, but it begins, and maybe ends, with a clear-eyed recognition that our own national security and self-interest are at stake. If Putin wins in Ukraine, he’ll roll forward against other nations — NATO allies that we have a treaty obligation to defend with troops on the ground. Ukraine is at the tip of the spear, fighting our fight for independence and freedom.
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