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The war in Ukraine will be long. Is the West ready?

By Yaroslav Trofimov

13 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

The war in Ukraine could potentially drag on for several years. The West may not be ready, and time may be on Moscow's side. A sobering analysis from the WSJ.

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The war in Ukraine, it’s clear by now, won’t end soon. The bet in Moscow—and the fear in Kyiv—is that the West will lose stamina before Russia suffers a decisive defeat.

So far, Russia’s expectations of discord among Ukraine’s backers haven’t materialized. Europe has severed its dependence on Russian energy with limited pain and no political cataclysms. As all major Western economies grew in 2022 despite the disruptions, the consensus behind supplying weapons to Kyiv has only solidified.

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