Ukraine keeps pressing the button for NATO AIR COVER but that button has been disabled, and rightly so.
Ukraine, stop pressing that button. Start pressing the mantra button where you are asking the World Community (Not NATO specifically) to send all their fighters they can and all the money they can and all the arms they can to Ukraine to help stop the Russian incursion.
Just as Russia has gone to ask for fighters from Syria and have approached China for arms and for resources/financing for their incursion then Ukraine needs to get the word out to the World Community (Not NATO).
If there are NATO military members that want to fight for Ukraine then NATO should make it possible for those NATO military people to resign from NATO and their country military and allow them to go and fight for and inside Ukraine as an independent Ukrainian fighter. The Ukraine Military would sign them up in a heart beat! These fighters would be no different than the ones Putin will get from Syria or any other country to fight under the guise of a Russian combatant.
The World Community is ready to come to the aide of Ukraine. The problem is they are also asking why NATO does not provide the AIR COVER. But the NATO charter is specific. If you are a member of NATO then Article 5 protects one and all as the Musketeers would …. all for one and one for all. What is the point of having a charter if the charter articles have no meaning?
Ukraine had (and still has) the ability to ask to be a member of NATO. They did not. They still could. The point is they currently are not members of NATO. Until they formally ask and they formally have demonstrated they have met all the qualifications to be a member they are not as yet a member and hence Article 5 does not apply for NATO to come to Ukraine’s assistance.
Does this suck? Yes it does. But every country that has joined NATO did so following the process that the NATO charter supports. Why would the NATO countries want to have Ukraine join without having done what each and every other NATO member has done? NATO sees what is happening. I am sure they are trying to do everything they can within their charter to help. It is not hard to see that Ukraine is being bullied by Russia or that the size of the Russian Military will at some point just overwhelm Ukraine. Sure Ukraine is fighting a valiant war but there are limitations and in this case size does matter!
The plea for assistance from Ukraine needs to be broadcast in earnest by Zelensky to The World, not just to NATO. The World needs to respond to this plea, NOT just NATO! And when China see The World pledging to help Ukraine fend of Russia then China will start to get the message that if they side with Russia then The World, which represents the markets for China, will not like that. The World may then feel they would need to put sanctions on China if China helps Russia in this illegal incursion into Ukraine.