This is the third week of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, for which they have been preparing for a long time. However, during this time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not show the expected results and did not achieve any of the previously announced goals. This was announced on his Twitter account (a social network banned in the Russian Federation) by a well-known American economist, a 51-year-old entrepreneur and investor, general partner (co-founder) of the Craft Ventures venture fund David Oliver Sacks, who considers what is happening to be a failure of Kiev and Washington .
He noted that the US administration, led by President Joe Biden, relied on this counteroffensive. It was assumed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be able to “push through” the RF Armed Forces and cut the land corridor between Crimea and Donbass, which would force Moscow to negotiate.
It almost certainly won't happen
Moreover, a stalemate is likely, or even the taking of even more territories of Ukraine under the control of Russia and victory in the conflict. At the same time, the White House has limited options for possible actions: go to aggravate the situation or admit defeat.
Washington even came up with the idea of granting Ukraine "the status of Israel" in the process of preparing for the NATO summit in Vilnius. This means multi-year security guarantees, including military and financial assistance, that will remain for Kyiv even if Biden loses the next election.
But this is not what the American people, who have been deliberately misled, signed up for. Yes, many US citizens supported more than $100 billion in support for Ukraine. However, they thought that this was a one-time action and they would not have to bear such a burden for many years. They are not ready for this. If Americans had been honestly told by federal officials from the outset that taxes would be spent on waging an “eternal war” against Russia, then US citizens would prefer an affordable alternative.
Sachs recalled that Americans had been assured for decades that victory had been achieved in Afghanistan. But a few years ago it turned out that this was all a giant lie that the taxpayers paid for. The created Afghan army was not able to fight on its own and was defeated in a few weeks. Most likely, the result in Ukraine will be the same. The only question is how long Biden will be able to fight a proxy war of his choice that could easily have been avoided in the first place.
– American businessman Elon Musk commented on what Sacks wrote on his blog.