This is a dark day for Ukraine, for Europe and for the world. The easiest prophecy to make has now come true. Surprise, surprise, the massed Russian troops were not just engaged in military exercises within shouting distance of the border with Ukraine, they were indeed preparing for invasion.
In years to come, I will look back upon this blogpost and what I hope is this - that in the intervening time, the Russian people will have booted out the megalomaniac who is now in charge. They will have found a way of beginning a new phase in their nation's history built on truth and democracy and not upon the whims of a madman who is living in a distorted vision of the past.
Why should innocent Ukrainians and Russian soldiers die for his delusional ego?
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.