Russia is a pariah nation serving moldy food to their citizens and rapidly running out of basic electronic accessories and medical supplies.
Something the west takes for granted, like dental instruments, are becoming a rare commodity in Russia.
All the OG autism about “RuBLe SuRGiNG” doesn’t mean shit when it is currency non grata in most of the world and worth less than single-ply toilet paper.
Putin is living a miserable, decrepit existence where he needs half a dozen men to taste his food to check for poison before he eats it.
The children of Russian oligarchs and even Putin himself, all know Russia is a shithole so they hide out in the west. They’ve had their bank accounts and assets frozen and been sanctioned to the point where Putin’s lovechild can’t even buy a croissant in Paris using a credit card.
Russia is selling oil at a major discount, and is basically going to be sucked dry by BRICS nations who are happy to exploit them.
On top of that, over 75,000 Russian invaders have been killed or incapacitated on the battlefield. Top Russian Generals liquidated. Well over a billion dollars in Russian equipment lost forever. Troops demoralized and surrendering.
Russia is weaker than ever before thanks to Putin and his foolish war.
This isnt Afghanistan and that was a 10 year conflict not 20. Also, at the time Afghanistan was looked at as the good guys. Wow, how time changes things. Hell, Rambo 3 was basically a motivational movie made by Sly for the Mujahedeen.
I dont recall saying anything about public opinion. I stated that countries can not indefinitely provide Ukraine with arms and supplies. Just not possible. Even for the U.S. You are mistaken if you believe otherwise.
You’ve already proven you do not having a fucking clue what your talking about when it comes to this conflict.
It is almost comical that you think Ukraine has the fire power as well as man power to take back Crimea. Could Crimea be conceded back to Ukraine in negotiations? Absolutely but i highly doubt it.
Without international support and intervention. Ukraine would have already fallen. They were begging for suppprt and aide 32 minutes into the conflict. Like sheep to the slaughter, you had countries feigning support. In which we all know can not go on forever.
… and they’re not isolated. If anything, the war has increased their engagement with the rest of the non-western world. For starters,they’re much closer to China and India today than they were six months ago. Their relationship with the rest of OPEC+ is as strong as ever. Their relationship with Iran is stronger than ever. They’re going to gain a ton of leverage over the middle eastern and African nations that depend on grain from eastern Ukraine territory that is now under their control.
Even in the west, they still have a good bit of leverage due to how much the west is dependent on their fossil fuels and fertilizer. Putin has yet to fire his own economic weapon and cut off western access to his raw materials, as they have cut him off from their manufactured goods. He squeezing them a bit by throttling down volume, but he hasn’t turned off the spigot. How long will Germany and Poland and the UK be on board with sanctions if Putin goes tit-for-tat by denying them gas and oil and coal and fertilizer?
Russia controlled about 10% of Ukrainian territory (excluding Crimea) before war broke out. They now control about 25% (excluding Crimea). What makes you think they will lose what they have already gained (including territory gained in 2014), rather than hold onto it or gain more? I see nothing to indicate that will happen.
I don’t see any scenario where Russia agrees to ‘give back’ territory in the Donetsk or Luhansk oblasts. Those are internationally recognized independent territories. I can see them swapping back some of their ‘land bridge’ to Crimea that allows them complete dominance of the Sea of Azov coast, and the chunks of Kharkiv and bits of a few other oblasts that they hold, but Ukraine would have to make serious concessions to get it back.
I mean internationally recognized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which was a participant in the Minsk Accords. The OSCE is comprised of most European and North American countries.