San Goku wrote: ↑Wed May 24, 2023 1:11 pm
superbob wrote: ↑Wed May 24, 2023 5:27 am
Digital Masta wrote: ↑Mon May 22, 2023 1:30 am
But that isn't a strategy. Also, does it matter that last April the two countries were willing to agree to terms only for America to nip that in the bud because it didn't bode well with American governmental machinations? America doesn't give a shit about Ukrainians or Russians dying.
The strategy so far seems to have worked quite well. Ukraine was able to push Russian forces back across the Dnipro river at the onset of the Russian Invasion, and the battle lines are mostly back to what they were from 2014 on. While Russian forces appear to have taken the town of Bahkmut, from everything i've read from all news sources I can get my hands on, at bare minimum they lost 5 soldiers for every 1 lost by Ukraine.
I've stated this many times before, Putin can end this war by simply removing his armed forces from Ukrainian Territory.
Also, got any links to that peace deal? I remember the first peace deal that Russia rejected, then the second that Ukraine rejected they would have lost essentially half of their country. The only things Putin, so far, has succeeded in this invasion was drive more countries closer to the US and NATO, kill and drive out russian youths, and show the world that his Military is actually quite bad for how large it is.
Russians are in full control of this war don't be fooled. All Ukraine had to do was stay neutral. Putin told the West (US led NATO) not to cross the line, they called his bluff and are getting owned. Also supplying F-16's to Ukraine is pointless and will just end up as scrap metal. Things will escalate even more after that. Nuland admitting under oath to bio-weapons. Putin's goal is to de-nazify and de-militarize Ukraine. He could have just leveled the country a long time ago instead of doing a special military operation.
Russia is not being isolated, their economy has been doing well despite 11 rounds of sanctions. People are still buying their oil/gas. India is taking advantage and winning. European airlines would love to fly over Russian borders because they have the largest country on the planet and it's a lot more expensive to go around. Saudi Arabia is in good relations with Russia as well as majority of the world outside of Western powers, just look at UN votes to condem Russia.
Please provide a source for any of this information/propaganda. I have a healthy distrust of any single point of information so if you could, provide multiple sources please.
From everything i've read and can find, Russia has about twice the casualties as Ukraine as of right now and has lost territory and personnel at an alarming rate for a military of their supposed strength.
Also, the F16 is an absolutely spectacular aircraft and is a much better combat jet than anything Russia is actually using in Ukraine right now. I would have preferred if they had given the Ukrainian Gripen, as that thing can land and take off of a dirt runway 500m long, and can be serviced by one technician and 6 random people, but I can't argue...
And for the denazification of Ukraine, that's been proven a lie from the beginning.
https://www.euronews.com/2023/03/24/wag ... -narrative
https://www.csce.gov/international-impa ... zification
Ukraine is a sovereign country from Russia, if they want to have a military, russia has no say in the issue as they have no treaties with Ukraine that would limit their military in exchange with protection. In fact, they have the opposite. Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons after the fall of the USSR in exchange for Russia respecting their territorial boundaries. This once again unfortunately proves that the nuclear deterrent is the end all be all and that every country should aim to have them.
This whole conflict stems from the Euromaidan revolution and the ousting of President Yanukovych. While I don't believe the US started the revolution, I do believe they aided in it once it was started. Russia then invaded Crimea, and supported/invaded the donbas region of Ukraine claiming they were protecting ethnic russians in the region. The only reason there were any ethnic russians in the eastern areas of Ukraine was because Stalin killed millions of Ukrainians living in that area and resettled soviet citizens into there (see Holodomor).
I wouldn't consider russia to be in good standing world wide either, the UN resolution was passed with an overwhelming vote of 143 in favour, 5 against and 35 abstaining, and I wouldn't consider Saudi Arabia to be a good bedfellow, considering they financed 9-11 (and 15/19 of the hijackers were saudi citizens) and do finance a vast majority of the worldwide terror attacks.
From what corner of the internet are you getting this information from?