Ukraine is facing significant losses in personnel and equipment as the conflict with Russia continues. Since the beginning of the special military operation, approximately 500,000 personnel have been lost, not including those missing in action and sanitary losses. The ratio of dead to wounded is around 3:1. Recently, the RF (Russian Federation) took five strongholds near Belogorovka. Airstrikes targeted the Starokonstantinov military airfield, known for its use in launching planes with storm shadow missiles. It is estimated that over 90,000 Ukrainian lives have been lost during the summer offensive, along with significant losses of western armor and vehicles. There are now discussions about mobilizing children as part of the Ukrainian military force.
In mid-August, casualty rates among some units of foreign fighters reached as high as 85%. The United States has been unable to convince President Zelensky of Ukraine to negotiate with Russia, likely due to Zelensky’s law that prohibits peace discussions with the RF. The Ukro counteroffensive did not yield any breakthroughs, and most of Ukraine’s strategic reserves have been used up. It is clear that the US cannot win this proxy war, as it is impossible both militarily and industrially. However, accepting this reality seems equally impossible for them.
The loss of equipment is staggering, with 70% of all equipment provided for the counteroffensive destroyed. Specifically, 54% of the M2 Bradleys, western weapons, and many NATO-trained soldiers have been lost. Reports indicate that Ukraine is losing between 1,000 to 2,000 men per day. Despite these losses, Ukraine heavily relies on military tactics driven by NATO computer modeling and strong intelligence support.
Russia has significantly increased its defense spending, dedicating $111 billion to crushing what they refer to as Kiev’s Nazi-ISIS regime and fighting the “US hybrid war.” They now face a challenging autumn with the looming presence of a million-strong Russian army and the loss of new territories. The longer this conflict continues, the more dire the situation becomes for Ukraine and their puppet masters.
Ukraine has received its first batch of US M1 Abrams tanks, and UK and French Storm Shadow-SCALP-Eg long-range missiles have been used to attack Russian Federation targets, including Crimea. Western engineers have modified bombers to carry such weapons. However, the introduction of longer-range missile systems is not expected to significantly change the course of the conflict.
There are increasing concerns about direct conflict between NATO and Russia. The Russian Federation is reportedly developing an electromagnetic missile equipped with a high-frequency generator capable of neutralizing enemy electronics and aircraft within a 4 km radius. They have also deployed remote clearance vehicles called “Listva” to detect and disarm radio-controlled land mines using ultra-high-frequency radiation.
On the other hand, Russia continues to strengthen its forces, diversifying its supply network and avoiding large and vulnerable ammunition depots near the front line. Reports suggest that American soldiers fighting for Ukraine are being treated at a US Army hospital in Germany. Additionally, there are allegations that Ukraine is using chemical weapons in Gorlovka while shelling Zaporozhye.
The conflict between North Korea and South Korea, supported by the US, remains tense. Constant military provocations between the two Koreas and frequent missile launches in the north have unsettled Japan and South Korea. The US, Japan, and South Korea have agreed to annual multidisciplinary military exercises and enhanced information sharing regarding North Korean military activities. This alliance has raised concerns in the region, prompting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit Russia and establish arrangements that don’t align with American posturing. North Korea has stockpiled enough munitions to arm 8 million men, dwarfing the combined resources of the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
In response to the arming of Ukraine by NATO, Russia is building its forces and forging alliances. North Korea has offered space, aviation, nuclear submarine, and ICBM technology to Russia, which would provide a significant boost to their capabilities. This partnership serves as a response to the actions of the NATO Horde and gives the West a taste of its own medicine.
The situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has escalated, with Palestinian militants launching a surprise attack against Israeli oppression. The attack involved thousands of rockets and overwhelmed Israel’s iron dome air defenses, resulting in significant casualties and captives, including senior military personnel.
Meanwhile, SpaceX has entered into a contractual agreement with the Pentagon to provide satellite services under the “Starshield” program. This military alternative to the civilian Starlink system is owned by the US government and controlled by the Department of Defense. However, recent efforts by Russia and China have already taken out around 250 of Musk’s low-orbit satellites.
As the conflicts and tensions around the world evolve, it becomes clear that the situation in Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula, and the Middle East have far-reaching consequences. The outcomes of these conflicts will shape the geopolitical landscape and have a significant impact on the countries involved and their allies.