Lucinda Creighton: As Putin’s desperation grows, so must West’s support for Ukraine

From nuclear threats to ‘independence’ referendums, the Russian leader is becoming increasingly isolated – so the West must hold the line

Police officers detain a man in Moscow last week, following calls to protest against partial mobilisation announced by the country’s president Vladimir Putin. Picture: Getty

It is easy to become desensitised to the horrors of war when it rages for months or even years. In Ireland, we know this better than most, as we became accustomed to daily stories of bloodshed, bombings and horrific violence on our shores during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

After only seven months of fighting in Ukraine, the initial global outcry and incessant media attention have waned significantly. The war has become part of the ...