Ukraine Has Lost The War And America Has Lost Interest

If you follow the money, Ukraine is at a dead end


The bunker-führer state of the Ukraine War. Note that Zaluzhny, the Commander, isn’t even here cause Zelensky and him are beefing

Ukraine’s General Valery Zaluzhny recently informed America’s corrupt War Secretary Lloyd Austin that “Ukraine needed 17 million rounds of ammunition and that US$350–400 billion worth of assets and personnel.” If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. These demands are physically and politically impossible and what Zaluzhny is admitting, between the lines, is that the war is lost. America, anyways, has lost interest, so nevermind.

As an unnamed source in that article said “Austin was told 17 million rounds of ammunition were needed. He was stunned, to put it mildly, because you wouldn’t be able to collect that many rounds in the whole world.” All the Empire’s HIMARS and all the Empire’s munitions, cannot put Ukraine together again.

The dollar amount of $400 billion (!) is even more farcical. The US Congress has been rejecting a $60 billion allocation since October and cannot even fund its own country for more than a few months at a time. As much as the military industrial complex enjoys the filthy lucre, it’s a bit embarrassing watching their wunderwaffen burning on the Ukraine steppe. They’d rather drop their 2,000 kg bombs on air-defenseless homes and hospitals full of children in Gaza, which is more their speed.

Thus far (as much as the corrupt Pentagon can account for anything), the total military ‘aid’ America has ‘sent’ Ukraine has been around $44.2 billion. I put ‘aid’ and ‘sent’ in scare quotes because the amounts just go right back to corrupt American arms dealers, like Austin’s company Raytheon (RTX). Zaluzny is realistically saying he needs 10x the total amount given thus far, and that just isn’t happening.

Even if Ukraine got the money (it won’t), even if Empire could manufacture the shells (it can’t), who is going to fire them? Ukraine has assembled and destroyed at least three full armies now, they’re simply out of human resources. Ukraine has lost nearly half a million men and more wounded. No amount of money printing can bring the dead back to life, or make the lame walk. When the war started the average age of a Ukrainian soldier was 30–35 years. Now it’s 43 years old, and that’s not good. I’m 41 and I throw my back out sneezing…



Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at, or just email me at