Is it possible that I (and Putin) underestimated the Ukrainian people or over-estimated the Russians???
I have no problem admitting if I make a mistake, if the situation warrants it.
Possibly; the only ace in the hole Putin has are his nuclear/hypersonic weapons to come out the victor. I hope he is not fiendish enough to use them. It is always a possibility.
The Ukrainian people are very courageous, excellent on the battlefield and patriotic people. They should absolutely be commended for the fight they’re putting up against Putin. I don’t think many people expected the war would go this way, especially Putin. BRAVO.
The reason I say Putin instead of the Russians; I don’t think there are very many good citizens in Russia that approve of Putin despicable actions.
As the old saying goes; when in a physical altercation, never laid down and allow your opponent to decimate you. If nothing else, make sure you let them know you were there!!