There are no winners from the Ukraine crisis

Artillery attacks by the Ukrainian army have destroyed residential areas of Donetsk (photo: dpa)
Artillery attacks by the Ukrainian army have destroyed residential areas of Donetsk (photo: dpa)

US President Barack Obama's administration spoke of ‘pressing the reset button’ with Russia when it took office in 2009. Five years later, relations between Moscow and the West are at rock bottom and there is a serious danger of full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine. It is impossible to see an endgame where Russia ‘wins’ Ukraine, but it is obvious that Western taxpayers will have to contribute untold billions in aid to rebuild what is left of that nation when the conflict finally ends. A negotiated solution remains the only way out, but it currently looks very distant.

There are no winners from the Ukraine crisis

THE TRAGEDY of Ukraine is escalating into frightening prop...

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