Righteous fury in immediately necessary defense of one's family and one's country is nigh invincible. Consider unending resistance to the far more successful Nazi invasion of Europe.
I expected this conflict to quickly devolve into such a resistance. And it would have, had Russia been anywhere near as competent/strong as Germany was then.
But President Volodymyr Zelensky said “Ukraine cannot fulfill ultimatums.” “We simply cannot do this physically. We’ve lost people. How, how can you do this?,” he said in remarks published on social media by a Ukrainian public TV channel, adding: “For example, ‘give us Kharkiv, give us Mariupol, give us Kyiv.’ Not the residents of Kharkiv, not of Mariupol, not of Kyiv, not the president — we can’t do this.”
In Kyiv, an attack on a major shopping mall late Sunday left much of the area in rubble. At least eight people were killed, and blood-soaked jackets littered the ground even after bodies were removed from the site. It was the latest in a series of violent strikes in recent days that have left civilians on edge. Taking the city, according to Britain’s Defense Ministry, remains “Russia’s primary military objective.”
See how he says that they cannot
do this. Take that literally. He's saying it isn't an option. Put anything on the other side of the scale, anything no matter how unspeakably evil, and it doesn't matter....because there is nothing to weigh it against.
fight. That is how they see it. Not 'we must fight because our country is being attacked', not "we must fight because this is wrong." But we are not able to surrender
. An absolute duty.
Praise them with great praise!