I'm totally with the reasoning, similar sentiments expressed on the Bill Maher when he had Fiona Hill on the show. However, all this gets thrown out the window when columns of tanks and APCs cross the border and head toward Kyiv hoping to take out Zelenskyy, the rightfully elected president of Ukraine. I could commiserate with Putin at one point, but f**k that guy. Being butthurt about your once glorious empire being reduced to less than what it was is no reason to inflict violence upon your neighbor who you claim to have a shared spirit. Those photos of destruction, whether Ukrainian or Russian are painful to see. This is horrible. Horrible, sad, brings me to tears. I am praying that evil be stopped.