Re: Reality is starting to bite...
Putler's economy is collapsing, Ruzzia is running out of ammo, and all of those weapons we're sending are doing their job defeating Ruzzia with zero NATO lives lost.
The claim that Russia is running out of ammo has been a perpetual fixture in this conflict since March 2022. In reality, the latest volley of 30+ missiles has struck targets all across Ukraine today, including in Kiev, Kharkiv and Odessa.
Meanwhile, Russia is making progress in the Donbas, the key battlefield, taking Soledar and most probably nearby Bakhmut in the coming weeks. Once that city falls there will be just one more line of Ukrainian defence in the region before the Dnieper.
Sure, all this is happening without a NATO life being lost (aside from the much-publicised mercenaries). But at what cost to the Ukrainians? How is it moral for endless waves of poorly-trained conscripts to be thrown into this meat grinder?
To paraphrase Obama in 2016: Ukraine is a core Russian interest but not an American one, so Russia will always be able to maintain escalatory dominance there.
We need to go back to that kind of thinking and reach a negotiated settlement.