War in Ukraine

Lucinda Creighton: Ukraine’s allies may have to cross a military red line to end the war

The Ukrainian government has appealed to Nato to supply fighter jets to help it defeat Russia, and that is something that may have to be contemplated

Ukrainian soldiers adjust a national flag atop a personnel armoured carrier on a road near Lyman, Donetsk region, October 4, 2022. Picture: Anatolii Stepanov/Getty

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the support of western allies is not in doubt. Europe and the United States in particular have not wavered in expressing support for Ukraine “until the end”.

In many ways, this transatlantic coalition is impressive in its resolve, and the hope that it gives to the Ukrainian people. Yet war is complex, and the united front has also displayed ...