• Stand with Ukraine

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 14, 2023

    The Ukrainian people have shown incredible courage and fortitude in resisting Russia’s barbarous invasion, and are now beginning the drive the invaders back east, so now is the time to redouble the West’s military and diplomatic support and pledge Ukraine’s eventual membership of the EU and NATO.

  • Russia’s grade Z performance in Ukraine

    Frank Ledwidge     |      February 28, 2023

    When Russia’s ramshackle armies trundled into Ukraine a year ago, very few gave the defenders a chance and Western support was lukewarm, but the grit, wit and defiance of a nation threatened with extinction at the hands of a murderous tyrant has turned the tables in spectacular style.

  • Tanks a lot

    Frank Ledwidge     |      January 21, 2023

    After almost a full year of fighting, the Western allies are finally beginning to give Ukraine the modern tanks it needs to defeat the Russian invasion.

  • Ukraine eyes the liberation of Crimea

    Frank Ledwidge     |      December 13, 2022

    The Kinburn spit, a tiny headland at the mouth of the Dniepro river, has “enormous strategic importance” in the next phase of the Ukraine war, and its recapture will be step closer to defeating the invaders and liberating Crimea.

  • General Winter won’t save Russia this time

    Frank Ledwidge     |      October 28, 2022

    The onset of winter saved Russia from Napoleon and Hitler, but the onset of winter will only further bog down Russia’s botched and rapidly unraveling invasion of Ukraine.

  • A despicable act by a desperate man

    Frank Ledwidge     |      October 14, 2022

    If you wanted an indication of how badly Russia’s war is going and how much pressure Vladimir Putin is under, then the missile attacks on Kyiv and Ukraine’s major cities over the last day or two are as good as any.

  • Ukraine is winning its impossible war

    Frank Ledwidge     |      September 15, 2022

    Many ‘realists’ and apologists were eager to surrender on Ukraine’s behalf when Putin’s troops invaded in February, but Ukraine’s stunning recent victories proves the doubters, appeasers and faint hearts that Ukraine can and will win, if only we support them.

  • Paper tigers on parade

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 13, 2022

    The problems dogging Russia’s botched invasion of Ukraine are rooted in its disfunctional society as much as the technical shortcomings of weapons which look better on paper than they work in the field.

  • Destroying Russia’s war machine

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 6, 2022

    The West refused to support Ukraine in the past, and gave a green light to Russia’s invasion, but the success of Ukraine’s resistance means that Western aid is now pouring in and Russia’s once vaunted military machine is being humiliated.

  • The battle for Donbas

    Frank Ledwidge     |      April 14, 2022

    Russia has waged a proxy war in the east of Ukraine for the last eight years, and the region is now the main battleground in Russia’s wholesale invasion, with the once idyllic port city of Mariupol falling at the cost of thousands of civilian casualities.

  • Ukraine’s heroes fight on against the odds

    Frank Ledwidge     |      February 28, 2022

    The heroism of Ukraine’s leaders, soldiers and citizens has won the admiration of the world, and against all the odds they continue to fight against the Russian invaders, sadly without the direct support of the West.