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But the end goal is the same, the preservation of friendly government. They fail. Miserably
Well that depends on what is the next course of action from both sides, the war is still young, very young, both sides has the means to prolong war for many years to come if need be.
Long term game of endurance in peace not in war where you have to face the ugliness that comes with it.
Ukraine just in case you forgot anything is already out of Russian influence since the Maidan, now the task isn't to actually "pull" Ukraine, rather its the task of preserving it under orbit. This is historically the hard part.
Not gonna say Russia will 100% win, but its wise not to say Russia will not get it goal 100% too.
My point is, the advantage is clearly there, how are they going to exploit it ? That's Russia's problem.
Now its up to Putin if he can win the battlefield at U.S home front the way Vo Nguyen Giap manages to do so.
The big difference is that the Ukrainian government is a natural one supported by the people of Ukraine, while the Afghan and Vietnamese governments were artificial ones with very little local support. There’s a huge difference between the two.
The heavy task of changing the natural government of a country is with the Russians now. They failed in Afghanistan when faced with Western support for the armed resistance, and they will fail even more in Ukraine. Russia is weaker than the Soviet Union, and Ukraine is much stronger than the Mujahedeen of the Soviet-Afghan war.
The Europeans are ready to play the long term game, no matter if it’s during peace or war. This conflict is in Europe, so we just can’t ignore it and forget that it exists. There are millions of Ukrainians in European countries that will remind us on a daily basis that they have a country that needs to be defended. And there are also Poles, Romanians, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Finns who will never forget about this war until Russia is defeated. For us in Eastern Europe, this is not a proxy war that we can forget about. This is an existential war that must be won at all costs.
And it will be won.
It’s actually the easy part when the population supports your side. It is hard only when the population is against you.
Russia will lose this war. It is up to them to decide how heavily they want to lose it. The more they prolong it, the heavier their defeat will be. When they started the invasion last year, people were content with just helping Ukraine defend its 2021 borders. Now people want Ukraine to restore its legally recognized pre 2014 borders, and that incoudes Crimea.
If the Russians smarten up, they would try to broker a deal now when they give back all Ukrainian lands in exchange for peace and lifting of most sanctions. But since they are not that smart, they will go on with this war until their country will collapse. If the war drags on for a few more years, Europeans will want to see Russia desintegrate as a punishment for this war. Restoring Ukraine’s border will not be enough.
There are other issues that need resolving, such as Transnistria, Kaliningrad (maybe independence would be a good solution for Kaliningrad), Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and why not also Chechnya, Dagestan, the Kuril Islands and more. There are lots of potential independent republics in Russia. They just need the external help to rise up against Moscow, and a weakened Russia.
Even if Putin wins the hearts of Trumpists, and they manage to win the US elections, he will never win the hearts of Eastern Europeans, the British and the Nordic countries. Half of Europe supports Ukraine no matter the cost, and there is nothing Putin can do to change that.
Europe will not abandon Ukraine, and there will be enough pressure from the European allies so that the US will keep the help flowing as well.
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Production in Russia is not really a fact that it has grown a lot. Russia buys electronics and other components for weapons, for example, in China. But no one really knows the volumeit seems I missed this post but kinzhal according to sources is being produced more than 50 times the amount that I posted here awhile back. Just like people here believed that T-14s, tornado MLRS systems and Pantsir-sm systems would remain in limited numbers somehow their sources later state they have over 100 units of each and are starting production and they are starting to re-open many ammunition supply production facilities to deal with their shell hunger problem despite already having the existing artillery firepower advantage in bombing the crap out of the Ukrainians hence which is why we see Wagner whom still have a considerably smaller force pushing the AFU back.
When they started taking T 62 out of storage I jokingly said that soon they will also get T 34's involved in combat.The way things are going,that doesn't sound as a joke anymore.Russia removes 1945 tanks from storage: expert makes a statement
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Old Soviet tanks IS-3, 1945 / photo t.me/zloyodessit
According to the observer, many are rushing things, because Russia has not yet exhausted its supply of other junk.
Photos with old Soviet IS-3 tanks from 1945 appeared on the network, along with suggestions that the Russian Federation began to re-mothball them for sending to the war in Ukraine.
As military-political observer Alexander Kovalenko noted, many are rushing things, because Russia has not yet exhausted its stock of T-62 and T-54/55 tanks: “For the sake of the fire potential of 122 mm? -mm cannon D-25T, with an effective range of hitting a target up to 1 km. Try to find now in Russian warehouses and storage centers shots for it in a usable condition. "
The expert advised not to draw such radical conclusions about the removal of the IS-3 tanks from mothballing.
"But if this is confirmed ... It will be difficult for me to find words to comment on this, but I will still try to analyze the situation without sarcasm," he added.