Behind the headlines
Guess who’s really helping the Russians
When it comes to Russia’s aggressive manoeuvring on Ukraine, “Britain stands out”, says Edward Lucas in The Times. Unlike our “soggy” European partners, we have bolstered troop numbers in Estonia, sent plentiful arms to Ukraine and threatened Moscow’s oligarchs with sanctions. Yet beneath this “bombast” lies an uncomfortable truth: Britain stands out as much for “aiding and abetting” the Russian regime as it does for pushing back against it.