As the war in Ukraine drags on, Ukrainian officials fear that Kyiv might lose some Western support due to “war fatigue,” The Associated Press reported on Friday.
The US and its allies have committed billions of dollars in weapons, but some Western European leaders have been calling for a negotiated solution to end the fighting, an idea Ukrainian officials have rejected.
“The fatigue is growing, people want some kind of outcome [that is beneficial] for themselves, and we want [another] outcome for ourselves,” Zelensky said.
The current situation on the battlefield is not looking good for Ukraine. An advisor to Zelensky said Thursday that they are losing between 100 and 200 troops each day as Russia continues to make slow but steady gains in the east.
Zelensky has made clear that his goal is to drive Russia out of the territory it has captured since February 24, which would require a massive military offensive.
While there is some sentiment among European leaders for Ukraine to make concessions to Russia to achieve peace, top US and NATO officials are encouraging Ukraine to keep fighting.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said last week that Ukraine shouldn’t drop the goal of driving Russia out of all of its territory, including Crimea, which Russia has controlled since 2014. Stoltenberg also said last week that the Western military alliance should be prepared to support Ukraine for the “long haul.”
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Hey, mission being accomplished, no fatigue in sight. Enough artillery to bleed Russia, not enough to turn them back. The US might spend foolishly on war but won’t foot the bill solo to make it possible for Ukraine to win. I expect Z will eventually realize it’s pointless, then get offed by the zealots all around him. Expecting everyone to do what’s not in their interest forever won’t last.
“Let the proxy war continue till the last drop of Ukraine blood is shed!” — the US Administration from its perch safely oh, nearly 5000 miles away
They will lose it Allright but mostly because of the short western attention span, especially when things aren’t going their way (which certainly is the case now when they’re beginning to see the whole picture and see that Russians were winning the whole time) and because more westerners starting to realize that what they are or were supporting are real f:ing Nazi’s.
Soon Ukraine will be the other war when realising the quagmire they are in the Zionist neocons venture into new conflict.
It would be interesting to compare the reaction of a neocon to the bombing of a warehouse in Lviv with the reaction of a neocon to the bombing of a warehouse in Damascus.
one causes tears and sending more weapons and the other gives a neocon an erection
The US, and its designs for an empowered NATO controlled by the US, always tried to use Ukraine as a lever to assert US power over NATO and the EU. For The Blob it was not really about Ukraine at all, it was much bigger than that.
The EU always wanted to avoid exactly what has happened, massive damage to the EU economy.
Zelensky has wavered on compromises. Sometimes he suggests them, other times he rejects them as unthinkable. It looks as if he responds to the last power to pressure him.
So now we hear one thing from the US, the opposite from those it seeks to control, and whatever wind is blowing strongest from Zelinsy.
Zelensky responds to death threats, to whoever is the last one to put a gun to his head
I think ZelBoy’s decisions result from what’s going up his nose.
no one involved in this production of vladimir: the terrified homophobe vs neo-nazi troll dolls/tv president/patriotic brigades of printer repair wizards has made any decisions that make sense so far
“Italians are very available to make personal economic sacrifices to support Ukraine’s defense and arrive at a cease-fire,” Salvini said.
“What I would not like is to find us back here in September, after three months with the conflict still ongoing. If that is the case, it will be a disaster for Italy. Beyond the deaths, and saving lives, which is the priority, economically, for Italy, if the war goes on, it will be a disaster,” he said.
This guy gets it. The people are going to be that much more pissed off at their own misery and suddenly that outpouring of concern for Ukraine will dry up. It’s happening here. Those early polls of massive support are reversing themselves at the same rate that gas prices rise.
I was war fatigued before this war got started. In fact, I was war fatigued a long time ago.
I’m not tired of war. “Tired” implies a time when I wasn’t tired. When politicians tell you’re tired of their wars, they’re implying you used to support them, that you’re complicit in their wars.
I am not tired. I am not complicit
Ukraine Confirms It Already Lost The War With Russia
US puppet Zelensky has rejected calls to negotiate with Russia
The war fatigue probably started when nobody could still pretend that Mariupol was under Ukrainian control. There is widespread perception that Russia is winning on the ground; that they are winning at a faster rate; and that all the King’s horses and all the King’s men cannot put Ukraine back together again.
Someone should tell Zelensky to step down because I seriously doubt that anybody on either side trusts him to negotiate in good faith. But I still hold out hope that negotiation can end the bloodshed.
America has been subject to Ukrainian propaganda for over ten years.
Hope Zelensky’s Nazi friends deal with him with all means necessary to rid us of this curse. The only one worse is POS obama who is still running his mouth about Ukraine and Russia on another egocentric “Look At Me / Adore Me” tour in Denmark!
On the news last night, ByeDone conveniently blamed our inflation and high gas prices on “Russia”.
Silly me; I was under the impression that inflated gasoline costs were due to Amerikkkan sanctions on nearly every oil-producing nation in the world (see Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, et al). Not to mention that US oil reserves meant to give Amerikkkans some relief at the pump were given to Europe.
Will someone please correct me if I’m wrong?
the US exports almost the same amount of oil that it imports.
and it is not america’s oil – it is chevron’s oil that they extract from american soil.
on the other hand, the oil extracted from iraqi soil was iraq’s oil – and libyan oil was libya’s oil. also, iran’s oil is iran’s oil. that is why the people of those countries paid approx 20 cents per gallon for gasoline while americans are paying $6.00 per gallon.
Thanks, PN. But who is setting the prices? Is it Chevron?
And why would we be exporting oil to other countries when we need it right here to combat high prices?
Or is it Chevron doing it?
i don’t know the answer to that yet
Let me assume that this war is over. Regardless of its outcome our taxpayers will have transferred hundreds of billions of dollars to the Ukrainian treasury, directly as economic and other aid and indirectly via weaponry. The consequences will be similar to those of the German debt to the US treasury after WW1 and perhaps even worse because there is no chance that Ukraine can ever repay.  Then even more of or taxpayer’s dollars need to be pumped into Ukraine to prevent it from becoming a pure dictatorship.
It is possible that the Russo-Ukrainian war, as it will become known, will be a main trigger for a collapse of the current dollar-based international trade system. Financial anarchy may well replace it.
Stoltenberg does not know that he is driving the world into the direction of a financial disaster. He is a dangerous babbler.
The Reagan era has ended and almost everyone in NATO believes that we are still in it. Even China, the largest holder of US dollars will suffer.
 Germany was capable to pay but the combination of shenanigans by Schacht, the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and the economic crash of 1930-32 ended any reparation paid by Germany, and the repayment of loans by us to GB and France. It also brought Hitler to power in Germany.
No kidding. The US military-industrial complex doesn’t want to lose its newest “best” customer, and NATO (which should have disbanded 30 years ago) must continue to justify its existence.
I never supported the U.S.–I mean the Ukraine in this war. I always supported Russia. And I’m American! The U.S. started this war in 2014 when it supported the overthrow of the Democratically elected government in Ukraine that was friendly to–or at least not hostile to–Russia. And “yes,” Biden was very much complicit in that effort. The U.S. has continued to expand NATO right to Russia’s border. And NATOizing the Ukraine and Georgia were the last pieces of that puzzle on the Eastern front of Russia. Then in 2021/2022, the U.S./NATO/Biden encouraged the war between Russia and the Ukraine. The Ukraine is being destroyed, the U.S. will be untouched. What a pity!
I agree with all you said, Core, except the part that Amerikkka will be “untouched”.
We’re touched in a big way due to insane inflation, and our financial assets disappearing.
If you read ANYTHING today, please please please check out Caitlin Johnstone’s column “Putin’s Price Hike”.
Ukraine Fears It Might Lose Western Support Over ‘War Fatigue’
didn’t the ukraine just receive $40 billion in aid from uncle sam ?
WTF it really doesn’t get any more supportive than that.
wow every single comment on every single post on this antiwar blog seems to be some kind of geopolitical “genius” analysis of what is actually happening all across the world.
IMO yall geniuses should maybe get a job and start worrying about food/water/fuel etc.
“Ukraine Fears It Might Lose Western Support Over ‘War Fatigue’”
No people see a scam when they are repeatedly lied to. Just like the little boy who shouted the truth, “The King Has No Cloths ON”.
Ukrainian propaganda has been so over the top that it has become lie after lie. The most corrupt country in the world, Ukraine, has been fleecing the world for too many years!
America needs to put a STOP PAYMENT on the $54 Billion in appropriated funds for Ukraine and demand a return of all remaining cash!
Russia has killed hundreds of civilians in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv using indiscriminate shelling and widely-banned cluster munitions, according to new research by Amnesty International.
Amnesty said it had found evidence of Russian forces repeatedly using 9N210/9N235 cluster bombs, as well as “scatterable” munitions – rockets that eject smaller mines that explode later at timed intervals.
Cluster munitions are controversial because they detonate in the air and release a cluster of smaller bombs which fall indiscriminately over a wide area, potentially putting civilians at risk.
I’m not surprised, the russkies will never change.
They always been and will always be savages!
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