Ukraine Offensive’s NEW Strategy – HOPE?

Scott Ritter

August 18, 2023 | 2 Comments »

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  1. “I’ll Be Blunt, It’s Failed,” Says Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chair On Offensive

    …”I think the time has come to realistically call for peace talks. I know President Zelensky doesn’t want it,” Harris said. “But President Zelensky, without our help, he would abjectly lose the war. And with our help, he’s not winning. It’s a stalemate now.”…

    This statement must have been the result of some sobering news for Ukraine’s allies to have so completely abandoned any hope for the Ukrainian’s success going forward, even as Ukraine tries to once again hoodwink its supporters into believing that victory is at hand when in fact Ukrainian victory remains as illusionary as was the Ghost of Kiev.

    Perhaps it was due to Ukraine’s lack of having pierced the main line of Russian defenses, or perhaps it was due to the reports of the faltering line of Ukrainian defenses at Kupiansk in the North, or perhaps it was due to something else altogether.

    In any event, the mood of the Ukrainian allies in the Congress would suggest that, irregardless of Ukraine’s previous delusions of false victories, any current claim of recent progress all along [Ukraine’s] eastern battlefronts is quite dubious. As Zel’s allies in the Congress state bluntly, the Ukrainian offensive has failed.

    A week from yesterday is Ukraine’s independence day, and it would seem that contrary to the likely long hoped for victory Zel wished to report on that day, he will have to accept that the war is lost, or at least that this is the unabashed opinion of his US backers whose support is solely responsible for him still fighting this war.

    It is time to end this sick long con which is costing thousands of lives from the ranks of Ukrainian forces, the ranks of the Russian forces and the civilians who are caught trying to dodge the bullets from either side. The timing of this move by Ukraine’s congressional allies could not be accidental as the US is entering the next election cycle. If the American people ever supported the waste of arms and funds to regime change Russia at the expense of the US economy and the lives of the Ukrainian public, it is clear that this is certainly not currently true. Continuing the bloodshed and the off books funding of Ukraine’s budget and armed forces will only aid Trump and his MAGA allies, which is counter to the interests of all but a very few in the congress.

    This combined with a lack of battlefield successes is likely the real cause of this foreboding statement by the most hawkish of Neocons in the US congress. Zel has never had the ability to end this nightmare, and even now he still has to deal with the war hawks in his own nation, having reportedly recently met with and been ‘advised’ by Biletsky, the notorious founder of the Azov Battalion and the Azov Movement in Ukraine. As I have noted previously, Ukraine has a Nazi problem, and that problem will likely be an even greater concern should Zel pursue peace talks as he is clearly being instructed to do currently.

  2. The Ukrainians do report some genuine progress in their “counter-offensive in the past few weeks, Most Western military analysits, yes nearly all of them sympathic to Ukraine, but not always supporting of all the Ukrainian claims, post that they think this time their claims of having moved forward and taken a significant amount of territory from the Russians are credible .The reaon for the Ukrainians recent progress all along the eastern battlefronts is not difficult to discover.. The withdrawal of the Wagner group forces from Ukraine. Regular army troops had depended on them to deal with especially difficult military tasks, and to “rescue” them if they found themselves in a very tight situation. With the elite units withdrawn from the fighting, The Russian regulars have kept fighting bravely but have been less effective in repelling Ukrainian attacks.

    U.S. and British forces have also found themselves in difficulty whenever elite special forces were withdrawn from the front lines–in World War II, Iraq, and Afghanistan, for example.