A Trip to Ukraine Clarified the Stakes—And They’re Huge

From a New York Times column by Thomas L. Friedman headlined “A Trip to Ukraine Clarified the Stakes. And They’re Huge.”:

While visiting Kyiv last week, my first trip to Ukraine since Vladimir Putin’s invasion in February 2022, I tried to get my exercise every morning by walking the grounds of St. Michael’s Golden Domed Monastery. Its serenity, though, has been disrupted by a jarring exhibit of destroyed Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers. During my walks, I’d poke my head into these jagged, rocket-pierced hulks, wondering what terrible death must have come to the Russian soldiers operating them.