War in Ukraine
Despite Ukrainian forces being under pressure in the Donbas now, their morale is far higher than it is on the Russian side. And that morale isn't going to change, according to Ed Arnold, European Security Research Fellow at Royal United Services Institute. As the war now enters a phase of attrition, Mr Arnold believes that from a Ukrainian perspective it is absolutely critical to ensure that Western support is maintained. "The real issue is that neither side has the capability for manoeuvre. It's kind of exhausted so neither side can do a knockout blow. The Ukrainians can't put in any counter offensive until they start getting more and heavier equipment from the west," he said.