Der ukrainische Präsident hat Studenten seines Landes in einer Videoansprache folgende Fragen vorgelegt:
What should our state be like?
Do you want to live in Ukraine?
Do you expect changes from Ukraine to live here? Or, on the contrary, you believe that our country already has everything for you to live here.
What should Ukraine be like so that you can be sure that we can protect ourselves from any threat?
Does Ukraine need a professional contract army or with the addition of a certain form of conscription?
How big should the army be?
What share of public expenditures should we spend on defense? The biggest or not?
And even in the conditions of the future peace?
Should private military companies be allowed?
Should there be a universal military obligation in Ukraine for all boys and girls, as is the case, for example, in Israel, so that all our people can defend themselves when needed?
And should all citizens or a significant part, as is the case in other states, be involved in military training every year? Suppose, while maintaining the salary and job at the time of the training.
Are you ready to personally defend Ukraine with weapons in hands? Or do you think it is fair that someone else will fight on the battlefield?
People often remain in the rear, but demand from those on the frontline to drive the occupiers all the way to Kuban. It is often the case that a person in the military sphere does not go beyond photographs in camouflage, but at the same time behaves as if he can lead the troops better than anyone else.
What is your attitude to such people, for example, in politics? Or in the media? Anyone, it doesn’t matter. And how should their personal emotions and ambitions relate to reality, to real war?
Does a non-combatant have the right to demand something from warriors? Demand meeting some of your requirements and expectations?
Is that fair?
You probably see that this war can end for Ukraine with certain security guarantees.
And in this regard, I have the following question for you:
Which countries do you see among the possible guarantors of security for Ukraine?
Should we choose those we trust? Or should we focus on everyone who is strong enough?
Security guarantees for Ukraine are a really good opportunity to create a tool for decades that will allow us to live in peace. Although it will not allow us to be careless about security. All the same, we will always think about defense. And we must understand that there is no better security than the willingness of citizens to defend their own state. Because it is the protection of oneself first of all – one’s family, one’s home, one’s land, one’s way of life. This is the state – all this.
So, if any of you are not personally ready to defend the state – well, tell me why?
Perhaps you see your other contribution to the common national security, which is really special?
Maybe it’s something in the field of cybersecurity. You may want to join some form of volunteering. Perhaps, as future businessmen or scientists – you see for yourself some other option, the third, fourth, fifth.
Should the state regulate at its discretion who to involve in defense and how, or leave people the choice during the war?
Is there a need for the order of possession of firearms by ordinary people that, say, we see in the United States?
Or, as in Switzerland, in a society of „citizens with weapons“ who can quickly join the defense of their country, and where, for example, a former soldier can keep at home the weapons with which he served.
What should be the weapons system?
Should it be allowed to carry it openly? Should it be limited to the right to own and keep it at home?
Should the rules be the same for all regions of the country or should more liberal ones be provided for those regions where there is a greater threat of invasion?
Do you know how to use weapons?
How should the border with Russia work after this war? Should it be completely closed or open?
In other words, how do you see coexistence with the Russian Federation and its citizens after the war?
Could there be what they call the word „relationship“ between us and them?
Or should it be deliberately restricted, even if it occurs at some level?
Are 2, 3, or 4 years enough at the university, given how the modern economy works and how quickly technology is transformed.
What do you think about it? And what economic life are you preparing for?
Do you anticipate that you will have to change professions during your life? Several times. Or what professions, in your opinion, will always exist and will not be replaced by artificial intelligence and robotics?
Maybe it is worth increasing the share of private business in the education system? What do you think about private universities, what do you think about private schools, private education?
Can your university’s curriculum compete with the curricula and courses currently offered in a variety of formats outside of universities?
Don’t you feel like you’re wasting your time?
Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine has been going on for three months already. After 8 years of war in Donbas. This war for us now is undoubtedly a war for independence.
Is it worth it?