The average lifespan of a Ukrainian soldier on the front line is an average of four hours, according to an American Marine fighting in Ukraine. He called the front lines a “meat grinder.” And yes Americans are fighting in Ukraine.
Yet Ukraine continues to send troops to retake the Donbas region, which voted NOT to be a part of Ukraine. Does this make sense? Using up human lives like single-use cups to take over a region that voted to leave? A region that the Ukrainian government has bombed and only persecuted for nearly a decade?
Yet the West continues to push Ukraine to fight, despite the inability to do so successfully. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal reported that European leaders have privately admitted that Ukraine cannot win this war and are starting to once-again push for peace talks.
“We keep repeating that Russia mustn’t win, but what does that mean? If the war goes on for long enough with this intensity, Ukraine’s losses will become unbearable,” a senior French official said. “And no one believes they will be able to retrieve Crimea.”
“Will become unbearable”? All loss of life has been unbearable all along.