The claim was made by former US Army Intelligence Officer and UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter.
Ritter was joined by world geopolitical expert Alexander Mercouris of The Duran, and Glenn Diesen – Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal.
- At the start of the conflict the Ukraine army was the second largest in Europe and battle-hardened. It would have defeated most armies in Europe, including the British, German, Romanian and Polish.
- Ukrainian casualty numbers are now skyrocketing at a level of 15-20 to every 1 Russian casualty.
- Russian flexibility of tactics have proved decisive.
- Ukraine effectively lost the war in May with the fall of Mariupol.