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How to Prevent an Open-Ended War in Ukraine

The international community has expressed concern and tension about the situation in Ukraine, which is being fueled by Russian aggression and territorial aspirations.

The US and its allies had hoped that Ukraine's counteroffensive would result in territory gains, opening the door for negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian forces to settle the conflict. However, during the war, hopes for diplomatic endeavours have been dimmed. President Joe Biden voiced optimism for advancement and a negotiated settlement, but he warned that in the absence of major territory advances, the battle would continue and have disastrous humanitarian repercussions.

Although the Biden administration is willing to arm Ukraine for as long as required, the long-term viability of this backing may be in doubt. According to reports, Western military supplies are depleting, potentially reducing the amount of assistance they can offer. Changes in the political climate in the US may also affect the level of support Ukraine receives, complicating efforts to put an end to the conflict.

There is concern that US resistance to assisting Ukraine may increase while the situation remains at a standstill. Congress has not opposed spending a significant amount of money on arming and supporting Ukraine, but a protracted battle would change this dynamic. As a result, there can be a stronger pushback against additional interaction, which might jeopardise attempts to reach a peaceful conclusion.

We must not allow the conflict in Ukraine to turn into an ongoing humanitarian calamity. It is essential that the international community act proactively to stop this:

-Encourage meaningful and constructive communication between all parties to the problem in order to arrive at a peaceful settlement.

-Boost humanitarian aid to lessen the suffering of bystander casualties and displaced civilians.

-As long as the goal is to reach a peaceful conclusion, mobilise global support to offer Ukraine with economic, diplomatic, and military assistance.

-Continue to impose sanctions on Russia and make them more severe until they withdraw their troops from Ukrainian territory.

-Hold all parties accountable for any war crimes or human rights violations.

-Encourage larger international involvement in the conflict mediation process, including regional powers, the European Union, and the United Nations.

If the conflict in Ukraine doesn't cease, there is a big chance that it may turn into an ongoing humanitarian crisis. To stop this from happening, the international community must take urgent action by assisting diplomatic efforts, providing relief to those in need, and holding responsible parties accountable. We can only hope to put an end to the conflict, assure a better future for the people of Ukraine, and maintain regional stability by a concerted and cooperative effort.


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