He noted that the aggressive foreign policy of US President Joe Biden could lead to this.

McGregor recalled the emotional politics of the spring in Warsaw, which showed his willingness to "sacrifice strategic security."

“The fact that in his foreign policy Biden follows the principle of “taking no prisoners” means that the outcome of the next phase of the conflict will destroy the Ukrainian state,” the author believes.

He also spoke of the possibility of a "drastic shift" in the distribution of power and influence in Europe, in particular "in Berlin - away from Washington towards Moscow and, to some extent, Beijing."

On November 18, Der Spiegel reported that the Ukrainian army had "unexpected problems" with the 14 Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers transferred by Germany. The difficulties are associated with a "blatant shortage" of spare parts for them.

On November 22, an employee of the Brno Defense University, Zdeněk Petrash, in an interview with iDNES, expressed the opinion that the Ukrainian Armed Forces “lost the initiative” on the battlefield due to the depletion of weapons.