In a shocking revelation, General Zaluzhny of the Ukrainian Army has candidly admitted what many have suspected – Ukraine’s so-called “counteroffensive” is nothing but a farce, a feeble attempt at disguising their inevitable defeat.
Zaluzhny’s stark admission exposes the harsh reality that Ukraine has lost the war, and no amount of wishful thinking or empty promises from NATO can salvage its dire situation. As we delve deeper into Zaluzhny’s statements, it becomes clear that Ukraine’s military strategy is marred by incompetence, a severe lack of resources, and a glaring absence of coherent doctrine.
“We didn’t get Leopards to ride in parades or have politicians or celebrities take pictures with them. They came here for the war. And a Leopard on the battlefield is not a Leopard but a target,” quipped Zaluzhny.
With this biting remark, he lays bare the harsh reality of Ukraine’s military arsenal. Despite possessing modern equipment, it is rendered useless without adequate supplies and support. Ukraine’s military parade is a spectacle, a desperate attempt to showcase strength where there is none.
The Air Supremacy
Zaluzhny rightly questions the suitability of NATO’s doctrine for Ukraine’s offensive operations. With air superiority being a prerequisite for successful ground-based operations according to both NATO and Russian philosophy, Ukraine finds itself in a precarious position.
Russia’s advanced Su-35 fleet, equipped with superior radar and missile range, poses a formidable threat to Ukraine’s aging aircraft. The disparity in capabilities renders Ukraine’s ground troops vulnerable and easily targeted. Zaluzhny’s comparison to going on the offensive with bows and arrows emphasizes the situation’s absurdity.
The Manpower Crisis
Zaluzhny highlights another critical issue plaguing Ukraine’s military – the alarming rate at which they lose capable fighters. With over 500 deaths per day, Ukraine is hemorrhaging its workforce. Replacing these losses is an impossible task in terms of training and sheer numbers.
Ukraine’s attempts at total mobilization, resorting to drafting even the elderly and the young, reek of desperation reminiscent of Hitler’s Volkssturm in the dying days of World War II. Despite knowing Ukraine’s dire predicament, NATO’s insistence on continuing the bloodshed is not only callous but also strategically futile.
The US Sends a Signal
The recent signal sent by the United States, as conveyed through the Washington Post, is an implicit admission of Ukraine’s failed counteroffensive. It indicates a shift in focus toward marginal gains and a desire for a negotiated settlement with Russia. However, this strategy needs to be revised, as it prolongs suffering and destruction while offering no guarantee of success. Russia, well aware of NATO’s duplicity and its intentions to undermine and destroy, will not easily compromise. The West’s losing game is further accentuated by Russia’s clear upper hand, both in the short and long term.
General Zaluzhny’s revelations paint a grim picture of the Ukrainian Army’s current state – a defeated force with no chance of victory. Inadequate supplies, an ill-suited doctrine, and a severe shortage of capable fighters plague Ukraine’s military endeavors.
The United States’ recognition of Ukraine’s failure and the desire for a negotiated settlement with Russia demonstrate the futility of the current approach. As Russia regains the initiative and Ukraine’s fate hangs in the balance, NATO must reassess its strategy and pursue a path that prioritizes peace, stability, and the well-being of the Ukrainian people.