Weak western leadership and a sensationalist press corps are driving us closer to a Nuclear spring in Ukraine.

At this point, the chances of Russia winning a ground war in Ukraine are extremely low, and Putin must realize this by now.

Historically an invading force needs more than a 3 to 1 ratio (or more) of troops. Putin lacks these numbers, and his fighters clearly lack motivation (listen here). Russian Defense Technology is like AOL dial-up vs. 5G compared to Ukraine’s newly acquired arms, supplied mainly by America. And the Ukrainians aren’t messing around; they are an extremely motivated fighting force and continue to enjoy a steady supply of foreign volunteer fighters.

This, and financial sanctions, will inevitably force Putin to consider the nuclear option.