How long did it take for the US to end Vietnam? Afghanistan? Iraq. Russia is not gonna stop until they eke out some kind of win. This war is way more important to them than Iraq or Vietnam were to the US.
The sooner they get some kind of satisfaction the sooner the killing stops.
That is the goal, right? To stop the killing?
Or is it to destroy Russia? That's a whole other thing than just saving lives.
It's an aggressive war all in itself brokered by NATO.
The the Russians were just too stupid to see the trap.
If they were smart they would have recognized the Donbass as independent states and pressured the UN for peacekeepers.
They could have been a total pain in the ass without going to war at all.
Another lost opportunity. Militarism usually results in many of those.
Russian War Mongering is stupid too.
But the Ukrainian's needed to stop shelling and killing their own people and the West was ignoring the horrors being done.
Russia made the same mistake NATO did in Serbia.
They should have gone through the UN,had peacekeeping forces deployed and stopped the atrocities that way.
But NATO themselves set the precedent for War.
Putin just learned the wrong lesson from that.