The sheriff of the new West

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“The capital of Ukraine was again under Russian rocket fire last week, but that didn’t deter a visit by a large delegation of the Czech government. ‘Our support, our help, is all the more important to strengthen Ukraine in its struggle,’ Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after the two sides signed several agreements of cooperation. It was not the first time the Czech Republic — a Central European country that doesn’t share a border with Russia — has displayed unexpected moral leadership within the European Union on the Ukraine war. A nation of only 10.5 million people, it was the first to send tanks to Ukraine’s aid — even though it was highly dependent on Russian gas supplies at the time. It has welcomed a large number of Ukrainian refugees and still provides outsize military support.” (11/09/22)