The Debatable Land #17: Ukraine needs more help than it is receiving
Russia's defeat is the necessary condition for peace
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Six weeks can seem an age in modern politics. Each year the news cycle shortens just a little bit more. This is an era of living quickly but without, paradoxically, getting anything done. Politics these days is exhausting.
So it takes an effort to recall that the latest war in Ukraine is only six weeks old. It seems to have lasted much longer than that. From which certain observations may ensue: I am not sure we are well-equipped - mentally, that is - for a war which is likely to continue for some time yet. Not weeks and perhaps not even months either, but possibly years. The short war in Ukraine is over and the Russians have lost the Battle of Kiev, but the long w…