Day 60: Zelenskyy Vows Ukraine Will Overcome Dark Times; Top US Officials Expected To Visit Kyiv

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    The Facts

    • Orthodox Christians across Ukraine celebrated Easter on Sun., which also marked the third month since the war began.

    • Zelenskyy spoke of hope and victory for Ukraine in his Easter address, saying that "light will overcome darkness." Pope Francis also put out an appeal for peace during the weekend of religious celebrations.

    The Spin

    Anti-Russia narrative

    This invasion is an egregious violation of international law. Putin's ultimate aim is to restore the Soviet empire, even if it takes massive bloodshed and false pretexts such as calling the 2014 Ukrainian revolution after a fraudulent election a "coup". This unprovoked attack is the latest chapter in Putin's Orwellian attempt to rewrite history.

    Pro-Russia narrative

    NATO and the US have ignored Russia's security concerns by breaking its promise not to expand eastward in return for German reunification. These concerns are legitimate and taking them seriously would have avoided the Ukraine tragedy.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 35% chance that Putin and Zelensky will meet to discuss the peaceful resolution of the Russian-Ukraine conflict before 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Establishment split



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