Lol Patriot has performed incredibly well. You notice how there has been a near 100% interception in the Kyiv region as of late? Patriot is the primary reason for that. Also, it was responsible for part of the disaster that was 4 Russian aircraft getting smoked in the Bryansk region a few days ago. With so few launchers in theatre, Patriot is performing exactly as expected.
Let me ask you this. Why is Ukraine able to strike Russian rear positions with soon-to-be retired Storm Shadow missiles, with impunity. Where are the vaunted S-300 and S-400 air defense systems to shoot those old cruise missiles down?
Also, if you don't understand how Wagner getting bogged down in Bakhmut for 8+ months, chewing through valuable equipment and ammunition, isn't a major problem, I can't help you. And no, Wagner is not the only Russian force fighting in and around the city. The regular army has been and continues to be, responsible for flanks of the city. Ukraine has made greater advancement on the flanks of Bakhmut in one week, than Wagner did in the city itself, in 4 months. Wagner is exhausted and badly needs to re-fit and be resupplied. Given that they are Russia's only capable offensive force, their losses in Bakhmut and Ukraine's 8+ month stand, will be one of the most significant events in the war, when all is said and done.
The West just keeps on boiling the frog that is Russia. As Russian supplies dwindle and they start pulling T-62s and T-55s out of storage, the West is enhancing supply chains and making major investments in their own industry, to ensure that Ukraine has what it needs to repel the Russians. It's only getting worse for Russia, as they continue to lose irreplaceable systems, pilots and leadership, while previously neutral countries like Japan, South Korea and Switzerland lean closer and closer to providing meaningful military aid to Ukraine, or at the very least, backfilling Western partners who send their own equipment.