Putin’s myopic war reminds me culturally of what happened with the US in Vietnam. America is slowly painting itself into a corner after fighting a losing war for years. It was over before the first act finished. Likewise, Russia’s war in Ukraine will end badly for everyone.
Russia’s unmotivated fighting force includes poorly trained civilians and prison conscripts. Putin has showcased just how bad and outdated Russian Defense technology is. Hell, they are buying drones from Iran! The last time I checked, Iran wasn’t exactly leading the World with their weapons technology.
Putin highly miscalculated the global reaction to the invasion of Ukraine, and he underestimated the fighting spirit of free Ukraine.