Ukrainians are showing us the tenacity of a free people and why the West must continue to reach out to those who are not.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he images from Ukraine in recent weeks are some of the most disturbing the world has seen in years. At a time of such destructive conflict, it is hard to imagine positives coming from the unconscionable behavior of Russian president Vladimir Putin. However, one thing that has become clear as the invasion plays out is the role freedom plays in inspiring and galvanizing a nation.

Freedom is a simple word; one common definition is “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” Since declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukrainians have


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