I have never doubted for a moment that Russia is aiding the rebels in Ukraine with men and munitions, though this is difficult to prove.
What puzzles me is that so many do not seem to suspect that the USA and other NATO countries are likewise helping Ukraine’s shambolic army fight the war we urged them to start. How naive can you be? The American threats to arm Kiev’s forces may already have been carried out, but by deniable and indirect routes (as happened in Afghanistan).
I continue to be amazed at the enthusiasm in this country for getting involved in the third major European war in a century. What do we hope to gain?