I have to start with usual prefaces: I am no Putin apologist, he was wrong to invade Ukraine. But I hate all wars and also being lied to by a media and political class GroupThink and – as I have flagged up on this site numerous times – we were all lied to. I called out those lies. Many smeared me as a Putin apologist for doing so. I hope now they see the error of their ways.
The harsh reality is that Ukraine is now losing ground and running out of men and women to fight for it. I explain various reasons why there has to be peace and I curse folks like Boris Johnson who prolonged this war for two years so needlessly. They have blood on their hands.