Remember the other war
Victory for Ukraine remains essential: for Ukraine, for the west, for peace, and for Russia itself
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News craves novelty, which is why you hear less about the war in Ukraine that you used to. It grinds on, a mincing machine humming away in the background, but something special - by which I mean something awful - has to happen for it to be promoted to the front pages now. It is always present but the war has been going on for so long now - soon it will enter its third year - that it has become familiar. Attention spans are short and the war is long. And, anyway, it has been overtaken by fresher horrors elsewhere. On it goes, of course, but what can we do?
We can remember, is what we can do. And we should remember to pay attention. Ever since Ukraine surprised the outside world …