The Daily Telegraph
The stakes in Ukraine
sir – While the public has been mourning Queen Elizabeth, I hope the Government has been working overtime to find ways of helping Ukraine maintain its counter-offensive against Russia.
The Ukrainians are fighting for democracy. It beggars belief that much-needed tanks have been refused export licences by Germany.
sir – What is the Russian army fighting for in Ukraine? The answer is Vladimir Putin’s vanity.
What are the Ukrainians fighting for? They fight for their country, their compatriots, their families and their friends. Their recent successes demonstrate the power of these motivations.
Putin cannot tolerate being seen to be defeated. Beware the cornered rat. Alastair Mutch