Igor Antunov wrote:Ukraine is more integrated with Russia than before, literally. Its entire industrial heartland is about to become a series of Russian republics.
And the western media began rolling back the 'Ukraine winning' narrative only recently when the scale and permanence of the Russian offensive in Donbas became apparent. Also the NPC's are losing interest, they've moved onto the next trendy thing (school shootings). So you will see a big drop in mainstream media Kievan propaganda propagation.
Dude you are fucking insane. In 3 months, the US alone has approved 50billions, WITH A B. Of those, about ~40 billion for military aid... from the US alone. In addition, In addition, there is a huge European coalition that probably will match a very large portion of this payment. All of this to say, that on the first half of this year, Ukraine will have access to more defense capital than what even russia spends. That does not even count the free intel which surely costs millions of not billions (satellites, radars, spy planes, etc).
Forget for an instant the humanitarian aspect. From a purely strategic position, Russia fucked up, they are "wasting" their military against a country that they never had to fight and/or worry about but now has a undescribable hatred against russians. Russians and Ukranians will hate each other for the next 100 years and Ukraine will continue to grow w/ closer ties to rich western countries while russia will continue to rot on its tundra, the west will slowly wean itself off the opium of oil. Putin will have to pray for Xi saving his ass, but china only does was is good for china and saving Putin's ass does not seem so appealing right now. Great job on that partnership "without limitations"
. Cannot even choose your allies properly. Who is on Russia's side? Belarus? Azerbaijan?
Russia stand alone, the puppet governments barely tip the balance. There is no way out of this without admitting defeat or starting WWIII.