Ukraine’s shock offensives within the east and south have Russian forces in chaotic retreat, an indication that President Volodymyr Zelensky’s vow to recuperate all territory seized by Vladimir Putin’s forces could also be extra credible than any outsider believed.
It’s early but; some analysts worry the Ukrainian beneficial properties — already better than something Russia’s managed in months of preventing since April — is probably not sustainable. Then again, tens of hundreds of Putin’s veteran troops might quickly should give up, a catastrophe he can’t disguise from his citizenry.
Even because it stands, Vlad’s skilled home cheering part has been floored, and shortly might don’t have any alternative however to start out utilizing phrases like “catastrophe.”
The West’s responsibility right here is obvious: Maintain sending Ukraine all potential assist, whether or not provides, money or intelligence. Stand agency in opposition to Russia’s vitality boycott.
Putin’s invasion was a unadorned bid to destroy the West’s will to withstand his insane ambitions and win the eternal loyalty of Russia’s public for his kleptocratic regime. The civilized world wants him to lose on each fronts.