Ukraine is having a pretty good week, relatively speaking, on the battlefield.
Russia has had some significant setbacks.
This has led to two significant wins for Ukraine, as Zelensky’s troops now appear to have retaken a major city.
On Tuesday, Ukraine claimed that it had retaken Makariv, a suburb of Kyiv.
This “win” occurred as Russia continues to pound Mariupol, a key port city.
Taking back this city has enabled Ukraine to cut off highway access for the Russians from the northwest.
This will make it far more difficult for Russia to take Kyiv, as this is their deepest penetration in the war.
Even so, this conflict has taken its toll on the people of Ukraine, with some 10 million people being displaced from their homes.
That equates to roughly 25 percent of the country’s population.
Ukraine scored another major win on Thursday, reportedly hitting the Orst, a Russian paratrooper ship that was believed to be carrying more supplies to troops.
Russia has reportedly been running very low on supplies, and if that report is accurate, it will put Russia in very dire shape in the fighting fronts.
Biden continues to take credit for the success of Ukraine, stating, “Putin’s back is against the wall.
“He wasn’t anticipating the extent or the strength of our unity.
“And the more his back is against the wall, the greater the severity of the tactics he may employ.”
In reality, he has failed Ukraine miserably.
Our intelligence had Ukraine falling within days, which more than likely explains a lack of defense aid in the early days of the war.
We can now only imagine what would have happened at the outset if Ukraine had better equipment, including fighter jets it badly needs, to push back the Russian offensive.
Zelensky recently offered Putin an out, vowing to keep Ukraine out of NATO if Putin agrees to peace, but no deal has been agreed to as of yet.
Putin may believe his only victory can come by ultimately defeating Ukraine.
A week ago, I thought that was inevitable, but the time factor may be swinging in favor of Ukraine if the Russian supply woes are accurate.
Source: New York Post