24 Aug 2022

What does the future hold for Ukraine after 6 months of war with Russia?

As Ukrainians mark 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union, they awoke this morning to air raid sirens, as they did exactly six months ago when Russia invaded in an apparent attempt to reverse the tide of history.

Although mass gatherings have been banned in Kyiv because of the threat of attack, there was a warm welcome for a frequent visitor.

Boris Johnson paid an unexpected visit, one assumes his last as Prime Minister.

He came with gifts of more military aid and a message of unwavering support – saying the west must  “stay the course” in countering Russia and endure the rocketing energy prices at home.