The Ukrainian president and his regime in Kiev cannot possibly win out against Russia. With no direct military assistance from the USA, UK, the EU or from NATO Zelenskyy’s cause is lost. So why doesn’t he bow to the inevitable? Why indeed? Each day people are dying on each side. Both Ukrainian and Russian mothers, fathers, wives, brothers, sisters and children are losing their loved ones. So why does Zelenskyy keep the whole tragedy going? The Russians told him before this action took place that if he responded to their demands there need be no loss of life. Zelenskyy ignored this offer and so the campaign began. At each stage Russia has repeated the same offer in various theatres of war, again with it being ignored. The most recent offer was made just recently in respect of Mariupol where the most virulent strain of Ukrainian Nazi-legacy hold-outs continue to resist.