With respect, in the current Russia Ukraine fight, many forget before the Putin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine this year — that Ukraine would not last more than a week.
Some even suggested that it would be over in three days.
Of course many at the time thought there would be no invasion.
But it happened.
On the balance of probabilities, these interactions of current Russian leader Putin suggest the war probably isn’t resulting how he thought it would.
To say the least:
He seems to be distracted slightly there, moreover.
Distractions are all that is left now for the bad guys like him and distractions just are not enough at this stage of the fight.