Military Experts Predict Ukraine’s Eventual Defeat

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has entered a critical phase, and the Biden administration’s stance on the matter has raised concerns among military analysts. While the United States has been a significant donor to Ukraine, there are doubts about its commitment to ensuring Ukraine’s victory.

Phillips O’Brien, a professor of strategic studies, has criticized the U.S. for denying Ukraine the necessary weapons to strike Russian targets effectively. O’Brien questions whether President Joe Biden genuinely wants Ukraine to succeed in the war against Russia.

Despite being the most significant contributor to Ukraine since Vladimir Putin’s invasion, there have been calls from some GOP lawmakers to cut the budget for Ukraine. This action, coupled with possible congressional hold-ups, has hindered the provision of additional aid to Kyiv.

O’Brien argues that while Biden has expressed willingness to support Ukraine for as long as needed, his administration has not committed to Ukraine’s victory. The professor suggests this reluctance may indicate a desire to force Kyiv into a compromise involving ceding territory to Putin.

One example of the administration’s limitations on aid is the restricted supply of certain ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) provided to Ukraine. The restrictions have confined Ukraine’s attacks to within 50 miles of the front, leaving Crimea out of reach.

Retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges and other military experts have also emphasized the importance of providing Ukraine with the full capabilities to strike targets in Crimea.

The concerns O’Brien and other experts raised have resonated with Mykola Bielieskov, a research fellow at the National Institute for Strategic Studies in Kyiv. Bielieskov bluntly asserts that the current approach to military aid is leading Ukraine toward a slow and protracted defeat.

In response to these claims, the U.S. State Department has reiterated its support for Ukraine. They maintain that they want to see Ukraine succeed and emphasize that the United States has played a crucial role in preventing further Russian aggression.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has also expressed the need for Western military assistance, stating that it is not only Ukraine’s but the world’s interest. Zelensky believes that Ukraine’s fight is for global stability, highlighting the significance of international support in the conflict.

Questions surrounding the Biden administration’s commitment to Ukraine’s victory persist as the conflict intensifies. The situation calls for reevaluating the approach to military aid and a clear demonstration of unwavering support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and security. The world is watching as Ukraine battles for its future, and the international community must stand firmly alongside them.