Although there are ongoing so-called “negotiations” between Ukraine and Russia while Russia is pulverizing Ukrainian cities, it is clear that there is no alternative to the total liberation of Ukraine. Furthermore, there is in practice no alternative to full Ukrainian membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union. The ephemeral talk of other nations providing inherently unreliable so-called “security guarantees” instead of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO is a mere distraction. While Russia is preparing an offensive in Donbas, it is unclear whether that will be more effective than the failed Russian siege of Kyiv. In fact, Ukrainian military forces are concentrated in Donbas and have throughout the war been well-prepared for a major Russian offensive there. There is every indication that peace in Ukraine will not be achieved until every inch of Russian-occupied sovereign Ukrainian territory has been militarily liberated. We must internalize that neo-imperialism – whether Chinese, Iranian or Russian – must be fully defeated worldwide.