Is Russia’s talk of nuclear weapon use propaganda or hinting at Putin’s endgame?
There is a big chance that the Russian offensive will stumble to a halt, or even that the Russian army will lose heart and melt away.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured in 2013 with Vladimir Soloviev, anchor of popular Russian current affairs show, "Sunday Evening". Soloviev is an opinionated motor-mouth and as close to Putin as anyone in the media can get, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons