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Putin’s Has Failed in Ukraine and NATO Is Keeping the Pressure On

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Ukrainian Army Tank Firing. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Is Russia “Starting to Fail” In Ukraine? Britain Says Yes – Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said during a press conference on Thursday that Russia’s war in Ukraine was “starting to fail” and that its military had “faltered” in its efforts to demilitarize the country.

Speaking to a conference of international donors in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wallace reaffirmed the British government’s determination to help Ukraine push Russian troops back over the border in the east.

“(Russian forces) have failed so far, and are unlikely to ever succeed in occupying Ukraine,” he said. “Their invasion has faltered and constantly been re-modified to the extent they are really only focusing in parts of the south and in the east.”

Wallace noted that the war, which is entering its sixth month, has come a “long, long way” from the Kremlin’s initial expectations that conquering the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv would last only a matter of days.

The British defense secretary also suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin had gambled that, come August, the world would have “got bored” of the conflict and that the international community would have reduced its support for Kyiv.

“Well, today is proof of the opposite,” he said.

Britain Will Send More Rocket Launchers

Wallace also used his time at the Copenhagen conference to commit to supplying Ukraine with additional rocket launchers from the United Kingdom’s own supplies.

The British government, Wallace said, is preparing to supply Ukraine with additional multiple-launch rocket systems that are capable of striking targets as far away as 40 miles. The latest round of military support from the UK, he said, will “enable the Armed Forces of Ukraine to continue to defend against Russian aggression and the indiscriminate use of long-range artillery.”

26 Countries Pledge Additional Funds and Support to Ukraine

During the same conference, which gathered representatives from 26 countries, more than 1.5 billion euros were committed to Ukraine’s fight. The money will be used to supply additional weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, to help train Ukrainian soldiers to use NATO-standard weapons that have been flowing into the country for the past several months, and also to de-mine war-torn areas across the country.

“We will continue to assist Ukraine in its military needs,” Danish Defense Minister Morten Bodskov told journalists at the end of the conference.

Defense ministers representing Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic also indicated their willingness to increase the manufacturing of artillery systems, ammunition, and other military equipment that would ultimately be supplied to Ukraine.

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. aldol11

    August 12, 2022 at 8:31 am

    we will escalate the weapon supply and bleed Russia till it is no longer a threat to its neighbors.

    at which point Putin will end up like Gaddafi and Russia like Yugoslavia .

    it is inevitable

  2. TheDon

    August 12, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Time for EU to request Russia pull out of Ukraine and crimea and develop a new path toward real peace.
    Its the best for Russia and loss of additional lives.
    Russia can prosper on democracy and energy.

  3. Yrral

    August 12, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Trump had classified nuclear secrets at Mar A Lago

  4. Egor

    August 21, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    What is the failure? Ukraine’s losses exceeded 260 thousand soldiers, about a thousand Ukrainian soldiers die every day (and about 1200 wounded), and the day before yesterday Russia destroyed 1490 Ukrainian soldiers. Ukraine has lost a quarter of its territory, and continues to lose, and the population controlled by Kyiv is 18 million against 52 million in 1991. The ratio of losses in recent months has reached approximately 1:70-75, and sometimes (as the day before yesterday) has overcome 1:100. At the same time, Russia operates in a small detachment of 12% of its armed forces, against all the forces of Ukraine (including reservists and 5 waves of mobilization), massive support from the United States and NATO (European warehouses are devastated – Russia destroyed almost everything that NATO had in warehouses in Europe). Russia demonstrates the highest efficiency, and is gradually moving forward, despite the shelter of the Ukrainian military behind civilians (because of which Russia almost does not use massive bombing). Russia takes care of its soldiers and is not in a hurry. An amateurish analysis, as in this article, can give a completely wrong impression of the alleged “defeat” (ha ha) of Russia against proxy NATO. Russia is absolutely not afraid, and is ready for a direct war with the United States, if they want it.

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