The West’s united response to Putin critical to success

The Russian leader has become a pariah not only because of his unprovoked attack on Ukraine but also his apparent callousness to its growing death toll.



March 14, 2022 - 3:45 PM

Olga Grigorieva and other Irpin residents prepare to evacuate Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Ukraine. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Several surprises stand out in the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

First, is the amazing resistance Ukrainians have put up against Russian forces.

“It is impossible to say how many days we will still need to free our land, but it is possible we will do it,” said Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday. 

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