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My Heart Bleeds For The Ukrainians Whose Lives Will Never Return To Normal

Will this war end soon? Will the Russians be expected to fold their hands? I think it's time to minimise the risk of nuclear conflict - between superpower countries By Terrence Mwedzi In February 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine as a result of what many world analysts firmly predicted as a "rapid" regime change of the Zelensky government in Kiev. It is true that the Russian army achieved some success in the early days of the war, quickly capturing many regions of Ukraine, and this was one of Putin's quick and priority goals - the FALL of KIEV - but in the current state of affairs, changes are very insignificant for Moscow to achieve a much-needed goal since Ukrainian troops are still trying to push back the invader. But I can say with confidence that the war may turn in favor of Russia - Ukraine will not win a long war against Russia. On the contrary, the rapid escalation of the conflict in Ukraine has destroyed the dreams of many people - especially civilians in Ukraine, and the situation on the ground is hellish, if not terrible.

Will this war end soon? Will the Russians be expected to fold their hands? I think it’s time to minimise the risk of nuclear conflict – between superpower countries

 

By Terrence Mwedzi

 

In February 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine as a result of what many world analysts firmly predicted as a “rapid” regime change of the Zelensky government in Kiev.

It is true that the Russian army achieved some success in the early days of the war, quickly capturing many regions of Ukraine, and this was one of Putin’s quick and priority goals – the FALL of KIEV – but in the current state of affairs, changes are very insignificant for Moscow to achieve a much-needed goal since Ukrainian troops are still trying to push back the invader.

But I can say with confidence that the war may turn in favor of Russia – Ukraine will not win a long war against Russia.

On the contrary, the rapid escalation of the conflict in Ukraine has destroyed the dreams of many people – especially civilians in Ukraine, and the situation on the ground is hellish, if not terrible. The conflict has also forced many citizens to seek refuge in neighboring countries such as Poland.

Dozens of deaths were reported dead – almost 20 million civilians left the country (Ukraine). What awaits us tomorrow? Nobody knows.

Since the war is going on with tragic human casualties – I wish Kiev and Moscow to engage in sincere negotiations, stop this war and save human lives. But what worries me the most is that the fighting in Kiev shows no signs of coming to an end.

Several reports say that Moscow is preparing a major offensive, which is alarming. Another catastrophe is waiting in the wings to triumph. In addition, I would like to note that the whole story with Ukraine was staged by the United States and its allies. Now Putin’s eyes are fixed on US and NATO.

On the other hand, Ukraine is now at war with Russia on behalf of NATO and the United States.

Let’s hope that NATO forces are not planning to wage a war deep on the territory of Russia – a special full-scale war. What NATO is simply doing in Ukraine is testing and depleting Russian stockpiles of weapons and treasure – possibly for future attacks.

Even more worryingly, Russian missiles falling on Ukraine every day undermine the morale of the civilian population. The catch-22 situation. Personally, I want this war to end as soon as possible.

On the contrary, the Biden administration’s recent suicidal decision to provide Kiev with the Patriot missile system, a guided surface-to-air missile defense system, clearly shows a noticeable turning point in the war in Ukraine – I firmly believe that this step will worsen the conflict.

This is not the best way to fight back against the invader – and put an end to the war.

The United States and its partners must stop flooding Ukraine with the most advanced weapons. They do not render any service to the Ukrainian civilian population.

If Washington continues to supply artillery to Ukraine, we will most likely witness another increase in human losses.

More worryingly, the US commitment to Ukraine is in doubt, I say. Why is the Biden administration now arming Ukraine with military equipment, which they previously excluded out of fear that this would lead to the breakdown of peace agreements between Russia and Ukraine?

This is strange. It is also reported that the United States plans to provide Ukraine with more and more advanced weapons systems, including the possibility of using long-range weapons.

Will this war end soon? Will the Russians be expected to fold their hands? I think it’s time to minimise the risk of nuclear conflict – between superpower countries. Frankly speaking, such a path to escalation risks prolonging the war.

My heart bleeds.

In recent days, Ukrainian soldiers have fired a barrage of rockets at troops in the Donetsk region – and several Russian soldiers have been reported killed – in one of the deadliest strikes on Russian troops since the start of the war.

It is also reported that Russia bombed several major cities of Ukraine, including the capital Kiev, during the New Year holidays. The opposite messages were received from both Russian and Ukrainian special services – I believe that the attacks were deadly, if not serious.

Yes, the war in Ukraine has revealed the weaknesses of Putin’s army, but it may come back stronger – it is dangerous to underestimate Putin’s troops now, because the war is still ongoing.

Moreover, no matter what happens, Ukrainian civilians are now paying a high price. Their lives will not return to normal anytime soon, as peace in the war-torn country is still expensive. Surely-the modern world was not ready for a large-scale war on the European continent.

 

Terrence Mwedzi is an international award-winning poet, and writer, and currently residing in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He writes to Digital Sunday Express in his own capacity and can be contacted at: +27611370088.

 

 

 

 

 

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