Our fear of the further dismembering of Ukraine is unfortunately underway. The first video shows the celebrations of Independence Day in Donetsk two years ago with citizens singing the Ukrainian national anthem.
The news today however shows Donetsk in quite a different mood as groups of protesters have stormed government buildings and declared that Donetsk is now independent and called their state the People’s Republic of Donetsk.
The Czech President has just gone on record as saying that if Russia gobbles up more of Ukraine then NATO should consider getting involved. All along we’ve not supported NATO action in that part of the world but it gets sticky with the West’s commitment to protect Ukraine’s borders in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons in the “Budapest Memorandum” authorized by the US Senate and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994.
If the countries involved can’t sit and come to agreements quickly then at the very least, the West should immediately begin steps to rearm Ukraine with nuclear weapons. That may be distasteful to many but frankly it is the only real equalizer in situations where a larger nation bullies her neighbors.