Making pussy decisions right now because you don't want to upset the Russians achieves what ? You have to stand up to bullies mate, not tippy toe around them.With respect, you should be looking at the bigger picture.
Russia has not threatened either Finland or Sweden in any way at all.
By joining an alliance that is anti-Russian, that simply adds more instability to the region and makes them targets.
That simply serves to legitimise Putins representations to his own people and the world that Russia is even more vulnerable to the west and then serves to justify more militarism and potential catastrophe, conventional or nuclear.
The reasons Turkey provided are much less important than the outcome.
That is an outcome that serves to contain the conflict, and promotes the opportunity for peace for Ukraine.
I repeat my point that Russia is a rogue state acting illegally and it’s measures against the Ukraine are clearly misconceived.
But cool heads are needed, now more than ever.
It’s time for everyone to stand down and reach a compromise.
How many more people do we need to see killed.
The Russians can destroy the Ukraine with conventional weapons quite easily and obliterate the world, or parts thereof, beyond that.
You push your enemy into a corner, you make their daily lives unliveable, they conclude they have nothing to lose and they usually fight back.
If we miss a nuclear strike here, then we will get the nuclear winter within the year.
The west should take all opportunities to reduce the tension and restore peace in the region.
The Putin era is not forever and people need to appreciate that.
Many countries have tolerated a few years or decades of hardship and occupation of the whole or regions and have bounced back.
Stop the killing, end the war.
It needs to be demonstrated time and time again that they are the antagonists here and their charade over their bogus "military operation" has to end.
Geeze they threaten a nuke and everyone runs and hides. слишком легко / too easy.