CNN’s Jane Coaston speaks with former Ukrainian official Alexander Vindman. While a member of the National Security Council, he was an expert on Ukraine and Eastern Europe for the National Security Council.
He was critical of Biden and his administration in a tweet that they had done ‘too little, too late’ in order to stop Russia from advancing into Ukraine. The outcome would have been disastrous for America and it’s European allies.
The War in Ukraine is Getting Its Sixth Month
At the dawn of February 24, 2022, Russia unleashed a surprise, full-scale invasion into Ukraine. It was a lightning-strike strategy with the aim of encircling Kyiv, the capital, as well as claiming the control of an area that extends to Crimea as well as Crimea. This was not the only Russian annexed region.
However, it was a short-lived invasion, as Ukrainian troops proved they were able to fight even the most powerful Russian offensives. They stood up to the invaders supported by Western aid, then launched their own limited offensives in the spring.
Yet, with Western military assistance and weapons entering Ukraine’s arsenal, it appears that the war is turning into an endurance-based, long-running war. It is putting Ukraine as well as the West to test. Russia is expected to suffer the war and possibly weaken in the months ahead.
America is sliding to “Ukraine Fatigue”.
The Ukraine conflict could be taking a toll on the U.S. The conflict is causing Americans to “fall into the state of fatigue from war,” senior officials have been cautioned.
It is a matter that needs to be taken into consideration. It might also help explain the reason why the Biden administration is approving more weapons for Ukraine over the previous year. This includes hundreds of Bradley fighting vehicle, Strykers and Humvees as and mobile howitzer systems.
There’s one caveat it has to be delivered to Poland and the other NATO nations for repair. It means Ukrainian forces will have to wait weeks waiting for it to come back, at a cost to their operations.
However, there’s an alternative to this: Certain Ukrainians are trying to find American mechanics to travel to Ukraine and instruct their soldiers how to repair the machinery they’re using abroad.
It may prove to be an important step towards making a difference in Ukraine. It will require greater. It will require the United States will have to back it.
Russia could “Recovere and exploit” U.S. Drones
One former National Security Council Specialist who presented evidence against Donald Trump in his first impeachment proceedings has suggested that Russia could “recover” the drone and “exploit” the drone that crashed into Black Sea on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is the only NSC foreign area officer who has the authority to testify that he listened in the conversation between President Trump on July 25, and meeting with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and that he was concerned about his request for Zelensky to conduct an investigation concerning Joe Biden and his son.
In a memo is released by White House released months after the phone call, Trump asked for a “favor” during his exchange with Zelensky, asking for an investigation of Biden’s Democratic Party and Biden.
Vindman was a witness on Tuesday during House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry that he was immediately concerned about the request. Vindman also disclosed his concerns to the counsel of the NSC. The witness was also informed that the NSC lawyer was deciding to move the call’s records to a classified system to which only a few could gain access.
The U.S. Doesn’t Have the Time to do More
It is the United States is able, despite the terrible challenges that this war brings it to provide both military and nonmilitary assistance to Ukraine. This improves the conditions of Ukrainian citizens; sustains the Ukrainian public’s commitment to fighting; and helps build the basis to ensure order and stability after the war is finished.
What is crucial to their success but, is to make the flow of assistance during wartime most cost-effective and efficient. Collaboration is required between U.S. and Ukraine to organize, oversee, and carry out a postconflict recovery aid effort. It can bring about modifications to living conditions and civil infrastructure that are most beneficial to long-term peace prospects.
This requires coordinated responses to Russia’s increasing financial vulnerability. To combat the corruption that is a part of this, closing off the back channels that the kleptocrats utilize to dodge sanctions as well as increasing transparentness in real estate.