The West must be resolute in confronting Putin. Fear of escalation in the fight to defeat Putin, is tantamount to engaging in cowardly appeasement of a murderous kleptocratic-dictator, committing genocide in the digital age, in a world that needs peace and stability, to enable it move forward, after a devastating pandemic.
It is vital that leaders of the West understand clearly, why they must be resolute in confronting Putin: Victory for Ukraine will restore a great nation with a long and proud history, Russia's, place, in the comity of nations, as a global force for good.
Once defeated, the Russian military can then finally move to depose the man who prostituted its honour so egregiously, by ordering an invasion in which innocent civilians are targets, and routinely slaughtered, on a daily basis, and critical infrastructure deliberately destroyed in the most barbaric of fashions. That is totally unacceptable in this day and age - which is why the West must be resolute in confronting Putin: by providing Ukraine with all the arms it needs (including its heaviest and best tanks), to enable it defeat Putin and end his reign of terror. Full stop. Case closed.