Newsweek oped: In Ukraine, Humanitarian Crisis Must Be Prevented

If Russia were to invade Ukraine, it would lead to a massive humanitarian crisis in eastern Europe. The U.S. and allies must convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his troops from Ukraine’s border.

An estimated 100,000 Russian troops are at the ready to invade Ukraine. “Our view is this is an extremely dangerous situation. We’re now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine,” White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said. Pope Francis has called for Jan. 26 to be a day of prayer for peace for Ukraine.

A diplomatic solution is urgently needed to prevent an escalating child hunger and refugee crisis in Ukraine. Putin’s aggression could threaten the lives of thousands of children, the charity Save the Children warned.

See my full commentary at Newsweek Magazine

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