We’ve rounded out that three-week mark since the start of the war in Ukraine, and it’s hard to tell how much longer this will go on.
As I’ve said before, I don’t think that this is going to be a long war. I think it’s an in and out mission and I do think that Vladimir Putin will be successful in this battle.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seems to think otherwise though, or at least he’s representing that does.
“We take trophies and use them to protect Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said. “Today, Russian troops are, in fact, one of the suppliers of equipment to our army. They could not imagine such a thing in a nightmare.”
He then addressed the Russian soldiers, urging them to surrender.
“Russian conscripts! Listen to me very carefully,” Zelenskyy warned. “Russian officers! You’ve already understood everything. You will not take anything from Ukraine. You will take lives. There are a lot of you. But your life will also be taken. But why should you die? What for? I know that you want to survive.”
“Therefore, I offer you a choice,” the president said. “On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I give you a chance. Chance to survive.”
Now, I’m against this whole war, but it looks like Russia has the upper hand, so it feels to me like Zelenskyy is just trying to put up a strong front in order to try and appear tough and intimidating.
I really wish this whole thing could have ended in a better way, but honestly, it looks like Russia is going to win this and then probably dangle all of this over the heads of the rest of the world.
Maybe something along the lines of Putin saying, “We now hold Ukraine, but we’ll give it back if you life sanctions,” or something to that extent.
It’s still really hard to determine what is really going on in the country, but I do think that most of the world feels that Russia is definitely the aggressor and that they have taken things way too far.