Interesting stuff. But the neighboring countries quickly sent in as much equipment as they could spare. Not sure how all this old equipment was rated but it was very effective in holding off the Ruskies until the west caught up. And these same countries have been spending their prescribed allocations for defense spending since joining NATO, unlike most other Euro weenies.This first sentence always seemed obvious to me. There is NO WAY that Putin will simply walk away with his tail between his legs. The best case is a brokered agreement where Russia takes control of some regions but the longer we continue to support Ukraine the longer it will take to get to this point. Remember, we're all in this together.
Also, those countries have massive refugee problems they are dealing with. Millions have fled the fighting and are a major strain on the finances of those countries. You could even add I. The economic hit they had as they lost a lot of business, both export and import, with both Russia and Ukraine.