The War in Ukraine, III

Alert readers may recall that I made a prediction (and wagered $50) with a Commenter a month prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. [here]That the war would end and that Russia would leave Ukraine no later than April 1.

Obviously, I’ve lost my bet. Russia’s forces remain in Ukraine and war rages on.

Last week’s news of Russian forces withdrawing from Ukraine and Kyiv made me optimistic. Putin said that he was willing to meet Zelensky when the terms and conditions of a draft agreement had been agreed upon. Although I’m not optimistic about the outcome, these hopeful signs aren’t working. first published The War in Ukraine, III.