Russia’s Position in Ukraine Strengthening

As Russia’s war on Ukraine approaches the two-year mark, the nation’s position appears to be strengthening on some notable metrics. First, Bloomberg has reported that Russian forces now deploy three times as much firepower as Ukrainian forces, and that Ukraine’s artillery shell shortage is “critical.”

On the economic front, the numbers have just come in for 2023. And they show that Russia’s economy grew faster than those of all the G-7 nations, which are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The International Monetary Fund projects that this will occur again this year. The sanctions designed to constrict Russia’s economy have failed.

Russia had another victory when its officials met with Chinese officials earlier this month to coordinate on military use of artificial intelligence. Ukraine’s use of AI has been a major factor helping it defend against Russia’s attacks, and it has even been called Ukraine’s “secret weapon.” But now that Russia has entered into an AI alliance with China, the Russians may soon overtake Ukraine in this vital area.

This all shows that after months of ridicule toward Russia, and speculation that Putin could be ousted or that Russia would lose the war, the scales seem to be tipping in Putin’s favor. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has forecast since 2013 that Putin would survive all opposition and go on to fight far larger wars in the future. Russia’s strengthening position supports that forecast.