With the full backing of NATO, providing an endless supply of ammunition and real-time intel sharing along the entire frontline, it's unfair to frame it as Ukraine against Russia. Furthermore, while I'm in no way claiming that Russia's performance has been stellar, you must consider the unprecedented nature of this war. When was the last time a war such as this one was fought in human history?? The answer is NEVER BEFORE!!Ukrainian losses have also been quite severe. Don’t get it twisted. Both sides are locked in a stalemate.
This is inevitably a defeat for Russia because Ukraine is going up against what was supposedly the second best military in the world.
Both sides are grappling with a steep learning curve and implementing brand new standard operating procedures that are not found in any rulebook or field manual. They have to make adjustments on the go as they learn their lessons, often at a severe cost in both lives and material. Losses are inevitable as combatants navigate this uncharted territory. It wouldn't have been any different for any other nation. Alex from History Legends summed it up the best in his latest video and I'm paraphrasing here - "The instructors that are training the Ukrainian recruits in western European nations like UK, France, Germany etc., themselves have never had to storm heavily defended enemy trenches under heavy artillery shelling with hundreds of tanks and AFVs adding to that inferno and the FABs dropping all around them" .