The Kremlin has tried to assuage worries about the negative impact of a long war on every aspect of global governance. In countering this, Ukrainian diplomacy reinforces the argument that Russia is ultimately responsible for starting and prolonging the war. Every grain ship that breaches the Russian naval blockade contributes to improved global food security, and every missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet becomes a net win for the cause of peace.
Baev, Pavel K. (2023) Zelensky fights difficult diplomatic battles, as Russia's isolation deepens, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1–2). 25 September.