3. Will Ukraine control the city of Luhansk at the end of 2023?
resolved Jan 1

If there is active fighting over the city, whoever controls the main train station (or, if destroyed, the piece of ground where the train station used to be) is counted as controlling the city.

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bought Ṁ55 of NO

This market is overvalued. Ukraine taking back Crimea is far more likely than taking the urban core of Donetsk and Lugansk with direct land connection with russia

This spent a bunch of time near 50% in early January, then went down. Once again Metaculus has been consistently lower and it is down at 13%. That feels very low, I’d probably be closer to 20% although I am doing much less work keeping up with the war these days, but 28% is a lot given how things are progressing right now. I bought M250 of NO shares, driving the price to 25%.

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