- 21 May 2022 20:20
^ I take it that Russia takes every perceived weakness of Ukraine as a reason to fight on, and kill, and destroy.
I also think that any hint of diplomacy or putting an end to the war will therefore be rejected by Putin.
I HOPE i am wrong.
I am not sure what to make of it. Russia's miltary is depleted, Ukraine will not be able to defend like this forever. Europe and NATO are much too reluctant to go fully in against Russia, they bought Putin's blackmail of a nuclear war. Bull, but they did.
Russia will want to take the entire south of Ukraine, cutting it off from the black sea, and this means taking Odessa. Russia will not be content with less, so Ukraine either accepts that or Russia has to be driven out by force, everywhere.
Also, even with an end of war now, Russia will try again in 3-5 years to occupy the rest of Ukraine.
Conclusio is still that Europe and NATO should go fully in, and drive Russia out, now.