One of the first comments I got when I started researching my ancestors, was "If you don't want the answer, don't do the DNA test".
From the scant information provided from the obit's of my grandfather and grandmother, both were born in Poland/Russia.
During the years of research I've narrowed it down to actual places. My grandmother was born somewhere near a place called Kischinew, Bessarabia, Ukraine. My grandfather was born in Gluecksthal, Zhitomir, Volhynia, Ukraine. I guess you could say my roots are with the Ukrainian people.
Which brings me to the current situation in Ukraine. I've been watching the news reports and a couple things I find interesting.
First was a comment by John Bolton Former National Security Adviser to the previous President, is that "The fact is that he barely knew where Ukraine was." He also stated something along the lines that if the former President was still President, he would have done nothing instead of sanctions against Russia and military aid to Ukraine that President Biden and Congress have done. Remember, the former President withheld congressionally approved military aid "for a policy reason" what ever the hell that means. I might also remind you that the former President was impeached because of that even though the spineless Republicans in the Senate acquitted him.
One can't lose sight of the fact that the former President and Vladimir Putin were "buddies". That Putin has been described as "smart", savvy", & "genius" by the former President as Russia invaded Ukraine. The former President was also 'buddies" with Kim Jong-un. In fact, the former President said they were "In love". What does that tell you. Where do his loyalties lay.
Now this morning I'm reading an article in the New York Times stating that the Russian soldiers are surrendering rather than fighting. They are also sabotaging their vehicles to avoid fighting.
I also read that several of the Oligarch's are pleading with Putin to stop the invasion. I didn't know what an Oligarch was until I looked it up. "A very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence." America and it's European Allies have put a clamp on their money. Hit them were it hurts.
If you watch the news, you also see demonstration after demonstration in Russia to stop the invasion.
It seems to me that the only one that wants this invasion is Vladimir Putin. Add the fact that Putin had the military put Russia's nuclear deterrence forces on high alert.
One man with his finger on the nuclear button.