Imagine you’re watching a boxing match.  One fighter lands an unexpected series of blows on the other and stuns him a bit. The weary boxer on the losing end of the exchange begins to wobble a little, weak in the knees, and there is a hint of a glaze in his eyes.

What would you expect the attacking boxer to do now that they have the upper hand? Back off and let their opponent regain their composure? I think not. At least not if they are any good and want to win.

No, the fighter with the advantage should see the weakness in his opponent and go in for the kill. Knock him out as fast as possible. End the fight.

This same strategy would work well for Ukraine.