Bracing for the Inevitable: Ukraine’s Defeat on the Horizon

YouTube Screenshot Opinion: The invasion of Ukraine by Russia left military experts wrong in their predictions of a quick fall of Kyiv. Two years later, Ukraine still stands, but is battered and occupied. Despite widespread international support, the war’s outcome seems inevitable and is likely to end in a negotiated peace. The war has not been going well for Ukraine, and the much-hailed counteroffensive fell flat. There are concerns about the continuation of financial support and the impact of the upcoming presidential election. Ukrainian President Zelensky expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of advanced weaponry and the loss of lives. The West’s foreign policy seems to fail those it claims to support, and the response is likely to be a political pivot and distraction.