The situation will fester, which will pose major challenges for statecraft, and for the stability both of Ukraine and of surrounding areas.
Be ready too, for him to surprise by doing less than expected, in the hope that the more skittish members of the Alliance peel off.
It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
If you want societies that seek to impose virtue by force, leave the rest of us to muddled old Britain, and try Jonestown.
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
The great Parliamentarian then spoke to his colleagues from the heart. “Some Members wept,” Channon noted.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
Most voters will have what to them are more pressing reasons to reject Corbyn than anti-semitism. But none expose more fully why he must be stopped.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
As long as traditional Labour voters stick with the party, opportunities for the Independent Group will be limited.
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.