Personal attacks directed at Zelensky reflect growing Western unease about the course and cost of the Ukraine war.
Europe is being transformed by an aging population and the influx of migrants. War and reactionary politics harken back to its bloody past. Situated between two dueling superpowers, China and America, many in Europe feel squeezed and seek strategic autonomy. But Russia is on its borders.
The longer the Russia-Ukraine war lasts, the more likely other priorities may supersede or even replace it among Ukraine’s allies.
There have been no game-changers in the Russia-Ukraine war. Single weapons systems may win battles, but they do not win wars.
Ukraine’s recent successes in the Black Sea create strategic opportunities, including undermining the Russian blockade.
Von der Leyen now overtly presents the EU as a geopolitical union that will proactively add new members, including Ukraine.
Longer-range missiles would enable Ukraine to strike targets throughout the entirety of Russian-occupied territory, including Crimea.
Control of the Bokya towers greatly enhances Ukraine’s ability to operate in the Black Sea and reduces Russian capabilities.
Pope Francis’s message to young Russians not to forget “great Russia of Catherine II and Peter I” has not gone down well in Ukraine.
Elections in Russian-occupied Ukraine indicate Moscow and Kyiv are settling into the reality of a war that will continue for some time.
Volodymyr Zelensky, like a majority of Ukrainians, views Ukraine as ideologically and geopolitically separate from Russia.