Sunday, 12 June 2022

Slipping Down The Agenda

The only reason to wish to send any further arms to Ukraine must be some pecuniary interest of your own. The most recent Question Time managed not to mention Ukraine at all. It is now rarely the third story on the news, even more rarely the second, and almost never the first. As a news story in Britain, even the death sentence handed down to Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner lasted only one day.

Crimea has gone back to Russia, the parts of the Ukraine that the largely Ukrainian Soviet elite had put into the Ukrainian SSR in order to make its independence impossible are going to become Russian satellite states (they are economically and culturally too Soviet for today's Russian Federation), a much more stable and coherent Ukraine will become constitutionally neutral, and all of this will require the denazification that no one any longer disputes is necessary to some extent. No additional state, including Sweden or Finland, is ever going to be allowed into NATO. All of this was on the table four months ago.