One of the major questions facing the Kremlin right now is this: can Ukraine defeat Russia? The Russian military is vast and unrelenting, but it seems that Ukraine’s army has rough parity with theirs. The Russian army encircles Ukraine, and it also occupies the Crimean Peninsula and Donbass region in eastern Ukrainian. The Ukrainian army is lacking in combat readiness, training, and missile assets. If they can’t repel an onslaught from the Russians, Kyiv will fall within days.
There is a way for Ukraine to keep the Russians from capturing its entire territory, without being surrounded. First, the Ukrainian military should gather intelligence on the Russian main thrusts. Then, it should conduct deep strikes against the Russian supply lines and counterattack their forces. It should destroy rail lines and bridges to make it impossible for the pro-Russian rebels to communicate with each other. Finally, Ukraine should build up its military with new weapons.
Second, the Ukrainian population will fight back against an invasion force. Babushkas armed with AK-47 rifles will likely face the trained Russian conscripts. During World War II, 200,000 Ukrainians fought the Nazis, and some stayed in the forests to fight against Joseph Stalin’s forces afterward. Whether it is a military or civilian force, there is no doubt that national resistance will be strong.
Third, Ukraine’s armed forces will fight to the death if they are attacked. The Russians are superior in firepower and air power, but even if they are able to clear a field, they are unlikely to prevail in a full-on invasion. If Russia invades Ukraine, it will be able to surround Kyiv, and the Russian ground forces will advance on the capital. Regardless of whether it is an all-volunteer army, it will be a brutal and bloody experience for those conscripted to serve under Putin.
While the Russians will tell the ordinary Ukrainians to keep living as they are, they will tell the billionaires to stay and leave. The Russians have been exploiting the Ukrainian people for decades, and if they’re not successful, the country will be destroyed. Regardless of how the situation turns out, Russia will not be able to win. Can Ukraine defeat Russia? If so, who can win? In addition, there’s no doubt that it is the most powerful nation on the planet.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine would start in January and February, when freezing temperatures and poor visibility make for dangerous battlefield conditions. In addition, it would also be necessary to use night fighting capabilities to keep an advance going. In March, the fighting would continue into April. Once Russian troops reach Odessa, they will move towards the Black Sea and move towards Kiev’s defenses. A Russian invasion of Ukraine would take months, and Russia’s military will not be able to win this war.
As the war continues, there are several ways to defend the country. The most important is to maintain the morale of both the Ukrainian and the West. By maintaining the morale of both sides, we will prevent a bloodbath. In addition to military aid, the government will also need subsidized energy supplies to the European Union. The Ukrainian government is under pressure. They must take advantage of the situation as soon as possible to avoid conflict with Russia.
In the United States, the military is ready to support Ukrainian forces. If Russia does this, the consequences could be disastrous. The Russian armed forces in the east will suffer heavy casualties and the civilian population will be devastated. In addition, European security is also compromised. In addition, the US will have to provide more assurances to their NATO allies in case Russia attacks. This will only complicate the situation and make it more difficult to negotiate.
The US-led invasion of eastern Ukraine was easy to launch. But it was much harder to win the war than it was to resist it. The Russians’ mechanized forces would have to avoid major cities. The US-led invading force would be unable to take Kiev. They’d have to go through a series of grueling battles to capture the Ukrainian army. So, can Ukraine defeat Russia?