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An Immediate European Defense Assurance to Ukraine is Needed

Given the continuing threat Ukraine faces from being invaded by Russia, which has already annexed Ukraine's Crimea, and amid Ukraine's ties to an active inquiry before the United States (US) Congress that could result in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Ukraine remains very vulnerable to an even greater risk of an attack upon its sovereignty.

That there is no guarantee of any US action to fend off a possible attack upon Ukraine's sovereignty, Europe, in particular the European Union (EU), and NATO, should therefore, step up to provide some assurance to Ukrainians that Europe stands with them. 

In 2014, when young Ukrainians stood at the Maidan, and among other aspirations, proclaimed a desire to be closer to Europe, they were widely ignored across the continent. Ukrainians did succeeded in sacking a failed president, yet Russia and its cohorts sunk eastern Ukraine into turmoil that subsequently saw Russia annexing Crimea.

Europe should not ignore Ukraine anymore. Rather, France should lead the charge to assist in Ukraine's defense via NATO or some other means. 

Today's passing of European unionist and former French President and Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac, should provide France's leadership with a reminder of the strong position France has held, and continues to hold on the European continent and across the globe as a fixture toward the defense of unity, peace, liberty and protection of all peoples.