Russia’s information warfare has apparently had some influence on some Western policymakers. The extent of military assistance to Ukraine continues to be debated. As a result, Kiev still lacks sufficient ammunition and air defense systems. Apart from this, the supply of trucks and other armored vehicles is also moving slowly due to the lack of strong agreement between the United States and Germany.
Ukraine’s allies should take a strong stand rather than be swayed by Russian disinformation and inaction. To do that effectively, Kiev needs to provide more and better weapons and ammunition.
Otherwise, Ukraine will not be able to free its occupied territories from Russia. This may be the best scene in the script. And the worst-case scenario would be if Putin launches a new ground offensive in the next few months.
Stephen Wolff Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, UK
Taken from Asia Times, translated from English by Manoj Dey