Time is becoming critical for Ukraine. There appear to be more Russian soldiers than Ukrainian bullets, and Ukraine is suffering not from a lack of will or resolve, but from a sense of betrayal.

The US, meanwhile, is facing its own critical issues – nothing even close to an existential threat – but a test of its role as a democracy and as a global leader.

However, fears of Donald J. Trump prevailing in November as the next US President may not become a reality. For most Republicans, the primaries were a resounding victory for the former president. But for the rest us, it was reassuring that 40 percent of Republicans could not find it in themselves to vote for Trump.

I am reminded of Greek philosopher Diogenes and his search for an honest man. Indeed, Diogenes would have been most frustrated had he encountered the MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans. The latest to join the roll is the old self-identified political expert Mitch McConnell with nary a bone in his spine. He condemned Trump after Jan. 6, 2020, and then voted against impeachment. There were personal issues as well, with Trump having disparaged the Senator's wife.

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Nonetheless, Senator McConnell has voiced support for Trump. It could not be driven by a need for reciprocal political support because McConnell has stated that he will not run for the Republican Senate leadership in November. Furthermore, he has four years left on his Senate term. So why, frankly, would he diminish his career in history by being a sycophant?  

Ukraine Regains Position Near Chasiv Yar as Russia Intensifies Offensive
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Ukraine Regains Position Near Chasiv Yar as Russia Intensifies Offensive

The capture of Chasiv Yar could be both a strategic and symbolic victory for Moscow ahead of the May 9 Victory Day, but Ukraine stands defiant in its defense before Western supplies arrive.

There are, in fact, a great many McConnells in today's Republican party. This leads me to believe in America and Diogenes would be gratified. Independents today constitute the second largest voting group in the country. The Republican Party, under the leadership of Trump and 91 indictments, has garnered the support of the uneducated and the Evangelicals.

The Evangelicals have assumed that he is their anti-abortion champion when, in actuality, Trump couldn’t care less about that political or moral issue and has probably paid for more than one abortion during his less than Christian lifetime. The Evangelicals supporting Trump are certainly the most gullible electorate in the US.

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And so, the victim of this US betrayal is Ukraine. Allowing for the benefit of a doubt, Speaker Mike Johnson is both gullible and a neophyte. The alternative is that he is simply evil. 

Resolve across the pond

Ukraine will survive this madness because the Ukrainian people are intrepid. Additionally, they are creative and inventive. They manufacture their own drones, both for land and sea. They destroy Russian fighter jets and warships. They have taken the war with Russia to Africa. They may be losing ground, temporarily, but they are garnering more support from Europe.

France is beginning to talk about boots on the ground, as is Poland and other countries. Germany post-Merkel has supplied more weapons to Ukraine than any country other than the US. Supplying German Taurus missiles is only a matter of time. Europe understands that a Ukrainian counter offensive has to involve the territory of the Russian Federation as deep as Moscow with European support.

No one in Europe wants to see Russians on their own territory. Ukraine is the European red line.  Ukrainians are dying so that Europe may live as in the past. Please consider Ukrainian Cossacks defending Vienna. People like Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary have been rebuked and they will follow if they wish to remain and benefit from EU and NATO membership and justifiably so. He has been an albatross to Europe.

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The war will not conclude in 2024, but it will take a turn for the better. Europe will become much more involved. Ukraine will manifest even more resolve and courage and finally the US will come around.

I sincerely hope that the US Republican Party will undergo yet another transformation, but if it does not, it will become irrelevant. Not for any other reason except that the American people, whether they are educated or not, can only be fooled so many times.

I feel for some of the good Evangelical supporters of the MAGA aberration. Trump is a fraud. You will experience an epiphany. You will recognize your apostasy and finally you will do the right and moral thing. Interestingly enough, no country in Eastern Europe has as many Evangelicals as Ukraine.

My message to the Evangelicals in the US: Reach out to your brethren in Ukraine. You have so much in common, including a deep and moral conviction in good triumphing over evil and the Christian mantra of helping your neighbor – something that Trump does not share.

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The year 2024 may not be a bad year for the US or Ukraine. It will be an awakening for the US and a time of some difficulty with a very hopeful future for Ukraine. I believe in both the American and Ukrainian people.

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Danny
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Askold, very nice opinion piece - one of many I see. You would do more good by collaborating with Ukrainian-American leaders and developing a Biden/Democrat election strategy in swing states and HoR seats. We cant do this for you from Australia

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John
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@troll jack SHAMELESSLY OFFERING ANOTHER TRUMP conjugal visit:

Now for countering your oil production related putinrump's propaganda.

US oil production actually rose by 500k barrels by President Biden beyond the best year ever production during putinrump's term......to counter the impact of global oil sanctions he imposed to lower putinrmps' revenue.

At a record 12.8 million barrels per day last Biden Admin year that far exceeded Saudi Arabia (2nd place) at 10 million barrels / day.

As cleaner alternatives become more entrenched, production can be reduced again.

There s no need for methane spewing rumps or US pollution sanctioning putinrump.



The 2021 Cop26 summit in Glascow reported 99.9 scientific community consensus on humans causing global warming. Of 88,125 studies on this topic, only 28 questionable funded papers were skeptical.

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John
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@troll jack SHAMELESSLY OFFERING ANOTHER TRUMP conjugal visit:

Why would you try to promote putinrump on a Ukraine supporting site troll jack?



putinrump's lying (+21 times a day, +30,500 times in 4 year term), sex assaulting ($88 million fine so far, 19 woman claimants), criminal ($450 million fine so far), 4000 lawsuits before elected, 6 bankruptcies, 2 russia tied impeachments, 91 felony charges including treason against the USA, constant putin praise lavishing (+80 compliments while at the same time insulting all US allies), putin election assisted, fraudster crony pardoning (Steve Bannon's 'Build the wall fraud' Ponzi scheme), narcissistic orange despot (Donald Trump) actually said just last week that he would not spend a penny on Ukraine's defence if elected?

Plus putinrump has told his MRGA minions in Congress to stall any further attempt by the Biden Admin to provide more aid to Ukraine.



My oh my, you MRGA trolls are getting dense these days. No one here buys the crap you sell. You just look so stupid. 



If you were smart you would ask your MRGA handlers to give you a new putin minion to promote since putinrump has already blown his KGB asset cover

MRGA trolls....what a silly bunch.

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KYIVE POST SHAMELESSLY OFFERING ANOTHER TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME OPINION
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I love all the shameless fucking morons the Kyiv Post offers up with severe Trump derangement syndrome. Trump won't give his had away. He's going to boost oil and gas production here in the United States that will decimate Putrid's economy. But you low IQ individuals at the Kyiv Post and the shameless dumbshits whose opinions you publish do not possess the intellectual capacity to understand, much less appreciate what it is I am attempting to convey.

John
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@troll jack SHAMELESSLY OFFERING ANOTHER TRUMP conjugal visit:

Ah...MRGA troll's daily insult of Kyivpost.

You'd think for a troll that insults the quality of Kyivpost 118 times already this year, that he would come up with new material to post. We know he has to come back because the MRGA troll farm is now offering overtime. The price of eggs in russia has doubled and he wants to make an angel food cake in putin's bare shirt image.

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Stop Putin
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Trump only cares about Trump. He will say anything, bully anyone, use any anyone to get his way. He is a fraud. He is not a friend to Ukraine or the American people. Stop Putin and stop Trump.

STOP PUTIN YOU ARE A BUTT IGNORANT FOOL
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@Stop Putin, You are a shameless, fucking dumb shit who has their head firmly stuck up your ass. Whiner. Joe BRIBEn brought on this war and has refused to supply Ukraine with the weaponry necessary to destroy Putrid's forces. Dumbshit.

The 'uneducated"
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@STOP PUTIN YOU ARE A BUTT IGNORANT FOOL,

John
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@The 'uneducated",

....MRGA troll 'jack' is putting aside normal forum decorum and using two of his fake names consecutively to give his first post more 'street cred'.

It's process goes something like this:

@ troll jack as "Anna": "this war is all Ukraine's fault" ....followed by,
@troll jack 'The uneducated': “finally someone gets it"...followed by,

@troll Arkhomboy: “right on man....blah, blah”….followed by,

@ troll jack as 'shameless idiot': putinrump is manly....followed by,

@ troll Arkhomboy: "has anyone seen my shirtless putin poster"....Whats this?

@troll jack: "I think I got syphilis at the last MRGA orgy.".... a telling mistake as he forgot he was no longer messaging fellow Arkhomboy on a secure 'Viper' session behind Kremlin firewalls.

So there you have it folks.

One MRGA troll..multiple forum names.

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