This is coolbert:
The big day is approaching. 9 May. It will all be anti-climactic? We shall say. But we all wait with bated breath as the saying goes.
"with bated breath: idiom - in a nervous and excited state anticipating what will happen"
"Putin is likely to use Russia's 'Victory Day' on May 9 to reveal plans for the future of his struggling Ukraine war, experts say"
From "Business Insider" the article by John Haltiwanger May 4, 2022.
"Experts and officials believe Putin could use the day to escalate the war, or even falsely declare victory."
EVERYONE ANTICIPATING THE 9 MAY VICTORY DAY RED SQUARE FOR SOME SORT OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF A GRAND NATURE TO OCCUR.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to use May 9 to spread propaganda to Russians about the Ukraine war, and could use it as a means of formally ramping up the conflict, experts and officials say."
"Experts are looking for Putin to use May 9 to make a major announcement on the Ukraine war."
Pronouncements that might include but will hardly be limited to: * Declare victory and go home. Objectives attained. * General mobilization of the population and Russian society for a continued protracted war. * Continued threats of global thermonuclear war.
Again, we wait "with bated breath".