No one in history has ever lost a war this hard.
Any other force, going back to the most ancient times, would have surrendered with these losses and these odds.
However, the propaganda that now exists, which is scientific, can be used to totally and completely deceive a population into believing they are winning.
More importantly, any national leader would have surrendered long ago, but Zelensky is a total shill controlled by foreign powers who don’t care about the continued existence of the Ukraine.
Zelensky even tried to surrender, a few weeks after the initial invasion in 2022, but Boris Johnson flew in and told him he was not allowed to do so.
These factors have created a truly heinous, criminal, tragic, and hilarious situation, where a losing military just keeps feeding warm bodies into a meat grinder.
Only a few of the modern Leopard 2 tanks supplied by Germany to Ukraine are still being deployed in the war — largely because spare parts for repairs are lacking, according to a defense budget decision-maker in Germany’s parliament.
In a recent letter, Sebastian Schäfer, an economist and member of Germany’s Green Party, urged weapons manufacturers to improve the repair process and supply of parts for the damaged tanks, German outlet Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.
Schäfer said he visited a repair workshop in Lithuania with German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in late December and found that repairs were taking too long, per Der Spiegel.
As a result, only a “very small number” of Leopard tanks delivered by Germany are still operational in Ukraine, according to Schäfer.
He highlighted an “urgent need for action” to bolster the spare parts supply, saying that Ukrainian forces also caused further damage to their Leopard tanks by attempting repairs.
They were hyping these as recently as a couple of months ago
To solve this, Schäfer said, Germany should discuss more training or better instructions for Ukrainian mechanics.
The German politician is one of the Bundestag’s top decision-makers on the defense budget, serving in the parliament’s budget committee and finance committee. Berlin has placed heavy emphasis on military spending since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, pledging 100 billion euros to strengthen its forces.
Yeah, because Russia is going to invade Germany.
Half of Germans wish they would, but they’re not.
After deliberating for months, Germany agreed in early 2023 to allow a European coalition to send 88 Leopard 1 tanks and about 80 advanced Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Leopard 1 tanks are Cold War-era tanks that Germany stopped using in 2000, while Leopard 2s are believed to be among some of the most advanced tanks used in the war by Ukraine.
However, weapons manufacturers have struggled to deliver the full arsenal they promised, largely due to supply issues and because some Leopard 1 tanks first needed refurbishment.
According to Der Spiegel, Germany has given Ukraine 18 Leopard 2 tanks. Many of them have since been damaged in battle or significantly worn out from extended combat use, per the outlet.
I would assume it was a lot more than 18 tanks. Though I’m sure most of them are out of commission.
These are actually pretty impressive tanks… when they work.