"For Pandora's box will open": Blinken strongly urged to stop the aggressor Putin
The United States must continue supporting Ukraine to ensure Russia's defeat in the war. Withdrawal of such support would mean allowing Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to act with impunity, thereby opening a Pandora's box of aggression globally.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated this at an event organized by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Washington-based nonprofit organization.
"We must ensure that Ukraine continues to succeed. We must ensure that Russia continues to fail in its aggression against Ukraine. If we don't, we know that if Putin is allowed to act with impunity, it will open a Pandora's box of aggression around the world. Other potential aggressors will watch, they will learn, and they will take lessons from this. And that is why it is of great importance. And, as Jim Mattis always liked to say, as Lloyd Austin likes to say, in this business, an ounce of prevention is much better than 10 pounds of cure," said Anthony Blinken.
The U.S. Secretary of State added that the United States has a real incentive to do it right.
"Ukraine, against all odds, succeeded and more than survived. It was a strategic defeat for Russia. It is weaker militarily, it is weaker economically, it is weaker diplomatically. Ukraine has united, Europe has gotten rid of its dependence on Russian energy resources, and the NATO Alliance is stronger and is getting stronger. We must be able to preserve this at a critical time," Blinken emphasized.