War is brewing.
Ukraine is partly occupied by Russia. I seldom mention current affairs, but something is missing in the news reports.
To understand what the Ukrainians are thinking remember that 80 tears ago the Soviet Russians killed, perhaps, 10e6 Ukrainians.
The current population of Ukraine is 44e6 people.
When the Germans invaded shortly after there was hope that the Germans would rescue them from the Russians. The Germans were more brutal, if less effective. Ukraine was a battlefield between persecuting Germans and persecuting Soviets. The question is less ‘Who to trust?’ than ‘Who has acted less evil?’
In this conundrum I feel for the Ukrainians without knowing anything comforting to say.