“Forget Russia” was the sentiment encouraged by Ukraine’s caretaker manager Ruslan Rotan ahead of his country’s trip to England to kick-off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
Russia, however, aren’t going away just like that.
Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was almost universally condemned, and the Russian President’s woeful miscalculation meant the swift success he envisaged never materialised. The war continues to drag on, and the end is not yet in clear sight.
Putin’s ego has not only crippled Ukraine, but his own people have suffered, too -…