The most important factor in war is the willingness and decision to fight an army, a nation a small or a large alliance, to act and to stick to the main task. War is a fundamentally human endeavor. Military force is used to completely bend and stop the will of the enemy. This view is absolutely correct, but in practice the bigger NATO countries and the alliance itself as a whole following the example of the US Armed Forces tend to treat war fundamentally as a mechanical process, driven primarily by technology.
This gap between theory and practice undermines military effectiveness. It creates dangerous and false assumptions for opponents, as well as NATO internal or potential allies. Failure to understand the will to fight leads to both tactical and strategic failure in a war. This gap can be successfully covered by a great symbol of sacrifice. The gap between theory and practice is uniquely bridged by the Ukrainian forces’ resistance to Bakhmut.
Ukraine is at a very critical historical crossroads, at a time when it needs to prove even more impressively that it is the force that defends Western civilization against revisionism.
To prove to its citizens that the Ukrainian Armed Forces must be supported by all human means and means and suffer sacrifices and losses themselves but above all, the Ukrainian forces themselves must take courage and be set an example by their comrades, to boost their morale and achieve the longed-for liberation that will come with the marriage of will to fight and modern technology.
Bakhmut is a peak moment of the struggles of the Ukrainian people, a new starting point for Ukraine. But it is also a global symbol of long-standing Resistance, an invaluable source of fighting inspiration, a wonderful example of “spontaneity” for the whole Humanity, on the basis of the eternal ideals of the Democracy, of Justice and Freedom”.
The legacy left behind by the defenders of Bakhmut will be heavy for future generations of Ukrainians as they must honor these fighters of the past with their actions.
Ukraine will survive because it will rely on the magnificent collective and individual resistance of Bakhmut’s defenders. The Ukrainian people will become stronger, more mature and able to face any challenge because they will have reverently kneeled in the new Holy Ukrainian city and the new generations will recount this sacrifice to the next ones. The resistance of Bakhmut’s defenders has already become a song, in the future statues and monuments will be erected, medals will be awarded, battles will be transferred to cinemas and history books will be written in golden letters and thousands of articles of respect and admiration will be written in all the languages of the world.
Bakhmut is the symbol of the Will to Fight and is not the end, it is the beginning of the end for Russian barbarism.