The West is getting more deeply involved for no obvious reason. Despite all the media hype about defending freedom, Ukraine is anything but democratic. President Zelensky has just banned the main opposition party.
So by arming Ukraine the West is doing nothing to promote democracy. It is only going to prolong the war and ensure more Russian, and Ukrainian, casualties. Is that the real reason for the West’s supplying arms to Ukraine?
Still to be revealed is precisely what anti-aircraft system will be supplied to Ukraine and when? Such weapons are sophisticated and the Ukrainians will require extensive training to master them. Short of manning them with NATO troops now, they wont be ready for combat for months yet.
Another unanswered question is what will be done to prevent Russia seizing the weapons? The Russians have already seized advanced howitzers gifted by the French to Ukraine and they will undoubtedly try to do the same with any anti-aircraft systems provided by the West.
This means that the West will be forced to supply their less advanced systems. Ed.