What's the alternative to Ukraine defending itself and the West helping it to do so?
Putin is a dangerous psychopath. Give him another slice of Ukraine now to add to Crimea and he'll be back for more before long. He has stated his intention to recreate the Soviet Union.
What kind of precedent do you set if you allow that to happen? Rewarding the intentional and indiscriminate bombing of civilians, schools and hospitals. Rewarding rape, torture and assorted war crimes. Rewarding lies, propaganda and repression of human rights and democracy. Rewarding jailing and murdering your political opponents. Rewarding the deliberate thwarting of democracy in other countries.
And 'but Iraq' is not the answer, m8.
Western Leaders like Leo are beginning to bolster domestic support for Ua.
Putin made his intentions perfectly clear in his infamous speech at the 2007 Munich Conference. He began to activate his plans and the West did nothing. History repeated itself when appeasement failed in the 1930's. Hence Leo's appeasement remarks.
The Western World is finally recognising the threat from Ru & PRC - The visit by the Japanese Leader to Ua (While Xi was supporting Putin in Moscow) is a very clear statement that democracies finally understand the huge threat.
It's a shame that weaponry has been drip fed up to now but at last we are seeing a big effort to arm Ua properly. The length of this war will be decided by the speed of supply of weaponry to Ua.
TG we won't hear any more idiot comments from Macron and Scholz - these guys have fallen into line and will perform as required, going forward.
The embarrassing climb down from DeSantis is proof positive of continued bipartisan support from Uncle Sam.
The Orcs are going to get absolutely smashed and they know it's coming.