FRENCH Defense Reports: Ukraine IS DONE WITH!

… The French magazine Marianne got access to “several confidential defense reports”

… “A Ukrainian military victory now seems impossible”

… Ukraine’s counter-offensive “gradually bogged down in mud and blood”

… “did not result in any strategic gain”

… “thought that once the first Russian defense lines were breached, the entire front would collapse”

… “without considering … the will of the Russian soldier to hold onto the terrain”

… also highlight “the inadequacy of the training of Ukrainian soldiers and officers”

… often trained for “no more than three weeks”

… convinced themselves that Russian soldiers in defensive positions would run away as soon as they would hear a tank

… contrary to Ukraine “the Russians have managed their reserve troops well”

… Moscow reinforces its units before they are completely worn out

… mixes recruits with experienced troops

… ensures regular rest periods in the rear

… “always had a coherent reserve force to manage unforeseen events”

…  far from the widespread idea in the West of a Russian army sending its troops to the slaughter without counting

… “To date, the Ukrainian general staff does not have a critical mass of land forces”

… “capable of challenging their Russian counterparts”

… “the gravest error of analysis and judgment would be to continue to seek exclusively military solutions to stop the hostilities”

… “It is clear, given the forces present, that Ukraine cannot win this war militarily”

… “have shown that they do not possess the human and material capabilities […] to hold a sector of the front that is subjected to the assailant’s effort”

… “The Ukrainian failure in Avdiivka”

… “despite the emergency deployment of an ‘elite’ brigade – the 3rd Azov Air Assault Brigade”

… “is not capable of locally restoring a sector of the front that collapses”

… What the Russians will … “break through in depth? The terrain behind Avdiivka allows it”

… Western sources tend to ‘underestimate’ the Russians

… adept at the practice of ‘Maskirovka’   [ disguise, camouflage, concealment ]

… “appearing weak when strong”

… allows them to wage “a slow and long-intensity war based on the continuous attrition of the Ukrainian army”

… There is nothing really new in the above for people who have followed the facts on the ground. So why were western media, and politicians like Macron, late in recognizing the real situation?