Following a series of revelations that Russian troops and ordnance are openly in play alongside the Eastern Ukrainian rebels, John Chisholm asks how far the Kremlin is willing to go to secure its near-abroad
It is now clear that Russia has, for all intents and purposes, invaded Ukraine in support of the rebels. Either the Kremlin has decided there is no longer a need for stealthy support – and have called the bluff of Nato and the West – or what Graham Allison described as “The Organisational Process Model” in his analysis of the Cuban Missile Crisis is manifesting itself . . .