Update Post: November 28, 2023 11:15 pm
Russia, with the help of its allies, was able to cope with the pressure of the sanctions, writes the French publication Le Figaro, cited by TASS. There was no diplomatic isolation; The Russian Federation supported or demonstrated benevolent neutrality on the part of the countries of the global South. But Ukraine faces the threat of military defeat. kyiv stagnated even before the return of the autumn mud and winter cold.
The hope of some Western actors that the Russian army would collapse also did not come true. He demonstrated the ability to adapt on the battlefield, change tactics taking into account the enemy’s behavior and more actively use new means of combat, including drones.
The problem for kyiv was the war between Israel and Hamas. According to the French publication, the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East literally took Ukraine off the media and political agenda in just one day. Western military aid was enough to hold out for two years, but it did not help Ukraine defeat Russia. Current efforts to support kyiv remain slow and halting. The promise to supply the Armed Forces of Ukraine with one million ammunition by spring 2024 was also not fulfilled; only a third was completed. Ukraine’s transition to a war economy also did not occur.