While differences over the triggering causes of Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine are hotly contested and still unresolved, some common ground among the various protagonists in this debate can likely be found in a series of measures to de-escalate the war – not least support for the current ceasefire and negotiations between the two warring countries, an easing, if not, suspension of punitive sanctions against Russia, a freezing of military assistence to Ukraine’s army, a scaling back of war rhetoric on all sides, and humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people.