Opinion: Are we drawing closer to a world war?

Keturah Jones, Staff Writer

Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled out of the nuclear treaty with the U.S. China appears ready to send weapons to Russia and told the U.S. to butt out. Karen Shakhnazarov, a Russian-born movie producer and playwright who once supported Putin’s efforts, is now saying, “Russia is losing the war and should remove their troops from the invasion of Ukraine.”

Vladimir Putin suspends Russia’s participation in a nuclear arms treaty with the U.S. (Photo/Associated Press)

As grim as things appear, there is still hope that another world war can be avoided. The United States and the Russian Federation had agreed to extend the treaty through Feb. 4, 2026 and despite Putin’s suspension of participation in the treaty, the Kremlin says it will continue to abide by the terms of the treaty for now.

Why did Russia invade Ukraine? Putin began claiming Russia’s neighbors need to be “demilitarized and de-Nazified.” Talk about minding your own business! The behavior of Putin is terrorist rooted. He is a wild man with nothing else to do. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians have died and millions have fled their homes. His war crimes conducted against an independent state must be punished. Corruption stinks. Only a bully misuses power. Real leaders lead. His behavior is almost unforgivable.

Evil people do not respect anything other than a good swift kick in the behind. Currently, there are 45 countries, companies and other parties supporting the Ukrainians with finances, fighter jets, machine guns, bullet proof vests, food and hospitals. President Joe Biden received $40 billion from congress (about $120 per person in the US) to assist Ukraine (May 21,2022).

You cannot play patty cake with evil. Villains must be shut down. Thank God the world is taking a stand to support the innocent. Our united effort will send a message that threats will not make us cower down in the face of injustice! Declaring war against Ukraine has backfired. He is getting the shock of his life. Things are not going as planned. His troops are being driven out!

President Putin, learn a lesson and I pray you take notes.