Diplomacy Watch: Tensions grow in West as brutal war drags on

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Connor Echols

“When Russia invaded Ukraine, the West came together in a remarkable show of solidarity. Dozens of countries sent aid to Ukraine in hopes of at least slowing the Kremlin’s march, helping Kyiv to turn the tide of the conflict and eventually push Moscow back to eastern Ukraine. A near stalemate has held ever since. While Western leaders still pledge to help Kyiv for ‘as long as it takes,’ public support for Ukraine aid has started to splinter. In Europe, enthusiasm for strong sanctions has steadily declined in many key countries, including Germany, Britain, and France.” (03/10/23)