Yet developments on the ground show that NATO members’ approach to date – supporting Kyiv while avoiding a direct clash with Moscow – is fundamentally sound.
The West should stay the course.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered a new phase.
After major battlefield gains by Ukrainian forces in the southern Kherson and north-eastern Kharkiv oblasts (provinces), Moscow has indicated that it will escalate, not compromise, in response.
On 20 September, Russian…