The new red line

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Now as Ukraine begins to record military successes like in Kyiv, there is a noticeable change of attitude among U.S. and European administrations that seems to cross all previous red lines. A commentary by Washington correspondent Peter Ross Range.

It had to happen.

As Ukraine won the battle of Kyiv and the Russian threat shifts to conventional warfare on the eastern flatlands, Nato is beginning to admit that Ukraine’s war is Nato war. The taste for victory—the heady prospect that Russia is beatable on the battlefield—has whetted western appetites for deeper involvement in the conflict of the century.

The latest proof is a lead editorial in the Washington Post. Not only should the U.S. immediately provide Ukraine with heavy fighting machines—tanks, armored vehicles, missiles, artillery—but it should “not rule out aircraft, both fixed-wing and attack helicopters”, wrote the Post.