The Kremlin is inciting pro-Russian forces to split the Western alliance in defence of Ukraine. It is of major importance to British policy that they don’t succeed.
The British government has been commendably muted on the behaviour of von der Leyen and other politicians.
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.