Why the U.S. Should Do More to Help Ukraine

Santaluces Debate Team, Contributor

“The U.S. should get involved because we are strong enough to help and we have the resources to help.” —Jenn, Sophomore SHS 

“Past events have shown that the support and power the U.S. provides have the ability to turn the tides of war. Ukraine is just one of the many countries that needs that support and power.” —Christopher, Senior SHS 

“The U.S. needs to get involved before Russia gains too much power and their aggression becomes too powerful a force to stop.” —Alex, Freshman SHS

“Russia has an overwhelming amount of strategic tactical and military advantages over Ukraine right now. The U.S can help get Ukraine out of this vulnerable spot with their weapons, support, etc.” —Zaria, Junior, SHS

“If the U.S. sits down with NATO and gets their support, then yes, the U.S. should get involved.” —Brad, Sophomore SHS

“Yes, the U.S. should help. Isn’t this the message of every great movie: ‘Help out the underdog’? We can rally behind this message.  —Alaina, Freshman SHS

“Yes, the U.S. should help the Ukraine because it’s in their motto to help others. The benefit of this is it would form less tension between one another.” —Mario, Sophomore SHS  

“To get ahead of the evolving conflict, the United States and its allies should also focus on getting Ukrainians the tools they will need for urban warfare against occupying Russian forces.” —Rianna, Sophomore SHS

”The U.S. could gain mainly potential benefits from helping Ukraine, past events such as the Marshall Plan has helped build the U.S. reputation.” —Pedro, Junior SHS

“The US is known for helping countries in need. If we have the resources we should help out.” —Selena, Junior SHS

“Giving Ukraine weapons is essential to achieving a peaceful, political solution because the Kremlin will know the cost of further military action is high, paving the way for a stalemate and peace.” —Rachelle, Junior SHS 

“We should help Ukraine because there are literally so many innocent lives involved.” —Selina, Junior SHS

“Since Ukraine regained its independence in 1991, it has been a good partner for the United States on issues that mattered critically for U.S. foreign and security policy. For example, in the early 1990s, Ukraine gave up the nuclear arsenal that it inherited following the collapse of the Soviet Union.” —Kenny, Senior SHS.

“The U.S. and Ukraine relationship serves as a cornerstone for security, democracy, and human rights in Ukraine and the broader region.” —Kenzaria, SHS

“We should help Ukraine because they need all the help they can get right now.” —Makayla, Junior SHS.

“We should help Ukraine because they need a lot of supplies and a better support system. U.S. has a strong army that could help them through the battle.” —Giana, Freshman SHS