The narratives on offer from both sides do little justice to the nuanced story of this horrific conflict
Even after several rounds of Russia-Ukraine truce negotiations, the war rages on. Russian forces continue to pound Kyiv and other cities, and Ukrainian refugees swarm the borders. On Wednesday, in a virtual address to the US Congress, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky invoked Pearl Harbour and 9/11 and again urged the US and Nato to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, a request they have flatly refused. A no-fly zone will force Nato to engage Russian fighter aircraft, something that Nato has no stomach for.