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Great powers stumble towards war in battle for future of Ukraine

Alexander Titov


No country in the Nato alliance really wants to fight Russia, but Western military aid for Kyiv is no red herring, says Alex Titov

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Stand-off: A soldier with the Ukrainian 56th Brigade in a trench on the front line. Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Stand-off: A soldier with the Ukrainian 56th Brigade in a trench on the front line. Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

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Russian tanks on manoeuvres last week

Russian tanks on manoeuvres last week

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Stand-off: A soldier with the Ukrainian 56th Brigade in a trench on the front line. Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

There are signs of an imminent war in Europe. The US has been sounding the alarm over a build-up of Russian military forces around Ukraine’s borders. It is convinced that Moscow is set on attacking within weeks.

Russia has responded by producing a list of demands. At the core is an ultimatum to stop further enlargement of Nato, above all to Ukraine and Georgia.


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