The Nato summit has been thick on unity and defiance. A message to President Putin, and President Xi of China, that this alliance is stronger than ever – and ready to defend itself and its values.
In a symbolic lift mentioned by both the Prime Minister and the American President – one of Ukraine’s symbols of resilience, Snake Island in the Black Sea, has now been abandoned by Russia.
But this war is far from over. Its economic and military costs are bound to climb – and this summit has not given Ukraine enough heavy weapons to win the war, only enough not to lose it in the near term.