(Editor’s note; Poland is currently the third largest donor to Ukraine in terms of security and military assistance, followed the US and UK.  Today, former Naval Polska, a former member of Poland’s Special Forces known as GROM, which was stood up in 1990 with the training assistance and support of the United States Army’s Delta Force and Britain’s SAS or Special Air Service Commandos.)


Ukrainians are a very brave nation, but there is no doubt that without outside help, not only in terms of military aid, but also humanitarian assistance, they would not be able to withstand the onslaught of a powerful Russian army for very long.

At a rail station in Poland, Ukrainian refugees are given supplies like food, water, and bedrolls by Private aid organizations. Photo; Author’s private collection.

Russia Held All the Cards Prior to the Invasion

Experts and analysts often like to compare countries using statistics, comparing the military potential in economic and economic terms. After such a juxtaposition of Ukraine with Russia, after the outbreak of the war on February 24, Ukraine should no longer be on the world map, and yet it is and each day it fights better and better against the economically more powerful invader. According to various lists prior to February 24, 2022, Russia had the second largest army in the world, while Ukraine was in 27th place. Such a juxtaposition indicated the enormous advantage of Putin’s army.