In the grand scheme of things I agree, but it does show which side made the dumber call. Ukraine isn’t out trying to grab more territory, only Russia is.Sorry to borrow your rhetorical tactic, but I don't see how this matters - how it started really doesn't matter to its progress.
Um, ok? Yes, Ukraine is in bad shape. Being invaded will do that. Beyond that, I don’t trust either country or any media source to give us solid numbers about how many died on each side.
What we do know is that many fighting and breeding age youth left Russia and Ukraine, and those with the ability to leave are the most likely to be able to raise kids. The brain drain from this war will haunt Russia and Ukraine for generations, possibly forever.