Washington must make every effort to bring an end to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, according to retired US Army colonel Douglas Macgregor. In an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Macgregor argued that claims of an imminent Ukrainian victory are a lie and that their latest campaign against Russian forces is collapsing. The situation on the battlefield is said to be horrific, with Ukraine losing at least 40,000 servicemen in the past month, according to Macgregor. Ukrainian hospitals are now full, and troops are surrendering due to heavy losses and an inability to evacuate their wounded.
Macgregor also noted that Moscow still has large personnel reserves and a steady supply of ammunition and missiles, while warning that the West may struggle to keep up with current supply levels. He stated that it would take many months for the West to be able to compete in a high-end conventional warfare.
The former Pentagon adviser went on to explain that any attempt to save Kiev from defeat could require direct Western intervention, which would have catastrophic consequences. The Russians would be prepared for such intervention, leading to devastating consequences for the US and NATO who are not ready. In the worst-case scenario, the US and its allies may have to rely on the nuclear deterrent, risking all-out conflict.
Macgregor’s assessment comes after more than two months of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which has failed to yield any significant results and has resulted in heavy losses for the Ukrainian forces. The Russian Defense Ministry reports that Ukraine has lost around 43,000 soldiers and 5,000 pieces of heavy equipment since early June.
In conclusion, Macgregor argues that the smartest course of action is to end the war. It is crucial for Washington to prioritize efforts to bring about a resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as the current trajectory is disastrous for Ukraine and may lead to further conflict with devastating consequences for the US and its allies. Efforts must be made to de-escalate the situation and find a diplomatic solution that can bring lasting peace to the region.