Throughout its SMO, Ukraine’s largely conscript force has been no match against vastly superior Russian military strength.
Its campaign to liberate Donbass entirely from the scourge of Nazified occupation is proceeding as planned.
As Russian forces advance, Ukrainian ones retreat — at times with minimal resistance, increasingly with none at all.
Hundreds of Ukrainian troops keep laying down their arms and surrendering daily to live over the unacceptable alternative.
On Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry updated the devastating toll on Ukraine’s badly battered and beaten military as follows, saying:
Since its SMO began three months ago, Russian forces destroyed 178 Ukrainian warplanes, “125 helicopters, 995 unmanned aerial vehicles, 320 surface-to-air missile systems, 3,243 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 425 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,658 field artillery guns and mortars and 3,124 special military motor vehicles.”
In the last 24 hours alone, Russian forces eliminated 3 Ukrainian command posts, 6 weapons and munitions depots, 80 areas of massed manpower and military hardware, Buk-M1 surface-to-air missiles, 5 more UAVS and over 200 Nazified thugs.
Overall in the last 24 hours, Russia “eliminated about 700 Ukrainian military sites.”
Much the same continues daily.
Even puppet Zelensky admitted that things are increasingly dire in Donbass for Ukrainian troops as more towns and villages are liberated by advancing Russian forces.
Instead of holding on, Ukrainian troops are abandoning the fight because resistance is futile.
According to one truth-telling analyst, they’ve “been ground down.”
Remaining front line troops are pulling back because the alternative is death.
No crushing defeat of Russia’s SMO is possible, no halting steady advances of its forces, no prospect of preventing the demilitarization and deNazification of Ukraine.
And this reality-check by truth-telling analyst Larry Johnson:
US/NATO weapons et al entering Ukraine reflect no game-changer on the ground.
“No matter what aid is provided to (Kiev regime) in the coming weeks, the Russians enjoy a decisive advantage in their control of the air space, their precision missile and rocket systems and their robust electronic warfare capabilities,” adding:
Superior Russian drone technology “is a (real) game changer.”
Its UAVs “can fly at any time without risking a pilot being shot down or killed.”
They “can conduct reconnaissance and surveillance of enemy troop locations and movements, which provides (its) forces with precise geo-coordinates to destroy enemy troops with missiles or rockets.”
Whatever intelligence and reconnaissance US-dominated NATO supply to Ukraine is irrelevant.
Kiev has no “weapons systems” and overall military capabilities to counter overpowering Russian military and tactical superiority.
State-of-the-art Russian air defenses can eliminate anything sent airborne by Kiev’s military.
They’ve “been quite effective in shooting down (Ukrainian warplanes, UAVs) and missiles (its military) tried to use.”
Russia’s “first rate electronic warfare system” can detect, intercept and destroy Ukrainian missiles and artillery, as well as airborne warplanes and UAVs.
There’s no ambiguity about the success of Russia’s SMO and how things will turn out.
Kiev’s only sensible option — not taken — is surrendering to prevent a bad situation from becoming catastrophic for its people and crumbling economy.