Letters to the Editor

Ukrainians are a proud, resilient people

Sep 22 2022, 7:06 AM

Ukrainians — and I know them because I've lived there — are a proud and resilient people.

They will not give up their land for peace as the author of the Sept. 18 commentary “What does it mean to love one’s country?” suggests. They will fight for every piece of it and this includes women and children. Will people die? Yes. The author might not be willing to, but Ukrainians I know are.

This war could have been stopped in 2014 if Western nations had the courage to confront Russia at Ukraine's border. The author has no presence here. Being a “God person” does not give anyone the right to lecture Ukrainians about their right to defend their country.

Wayne Curley