According to a US Defense Department official, Russia has sent all of the amassed 190,000 troops into Ukraine and has taken over no population centers.
Meghann Myers of the Military Times tweeted:
Senior defense official says Russia has deployed nearly 100% of the 190,000 troops it amassed along the Ukraine border last month. But little progress has been made in taking over major population centers.
— Meghann Myers (@Meghann_MT) March 7, 2022
Putin has deployed all of the troops he amassed at the border, and he still has not won. The lack of success is why Putin’s desperation has increased, and the bombing campaign has gotten even more ruthless.
Putin could keep throwing Russian troops into Ukraine and eventually overwhelm the country with military force, but the suspicion is growing that the Russians would not be able to control Ukraine and would be facing a guerilla war that could last for years.
The Russian dictator thought that he could easily take over Ukraine, but he was wrong, and no matter how the war eventually ends, the Ukrainians were able to hold off nearly 200,000 troops, which means that Vladimir Putin has already lost.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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