The war in Ukraine appears to be unfolding according to Russian plans and with complete indifference to U.S. and European interests.
Russia’s predicted capture of Bakmut (now Artyomovsk) is an inflection point. Ukraine isn’t capable of mounting an effective counteroffensive to retake territory it has lost. Russia may be capable of marching to Kiev, but one wonders if it will try.
Meanwhile, Stumble Joe fiddles while the New Rome burns.