A Hard Choice Lies Ahead But Only Ukrainians Can Make It

From a Washington Post column by David Ignatius headlined “A hard choice lies ahead in Ukraine, but only Ukrainians can make it”:

KYIV — On a day when a horrific Russian missile strike killed more than 50 people in a grocery store and cafe in eastern Ukraine, a visitor asks a top official in her sandbagged office here how her nation can survive this brutal, exhausting war.

After a long pause, First Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko answers: “We have no choice. It’s an existential war. That’s not just a word. For our partners, it’s an option whether to help us or not. Even for Russia, the war is an option. But for us, there is no option.”