The Monitor's View Europe's trials bring lessons for Ukraine war

The nearly yearlong war in Ukraine has escalated, forcing Europe to find a new unity of purpose in how to respond. The EU's lessons from its other crises can help.



The war in Ukraine, first sparked by armed Russian separatists, is now nearly a year old. It has killed at least 4,700 and left half a million people displaced. Despite attempts at a cease-fire agreement, the conflict has escalated since Jan. 11. This has forced Europe, already strained by other crises, to wonder if it can still find the unity of purpose to end the war and keep Ukraine whole and free.