Many Americans don’t see either side winning the war anytime soon
While it initially looked like Russia would emerge victorious in the conflict, Ukraine managed to defend several strategic cities
Russia launched an attack on Ukraine on February 24 after months of massing troops on the border with Ukraine.
The attack was launched simultaneously in northern, eastern and southeastern Ukraine.
While it initially looked like Russia would emerge victorious in the conflict, Ukraine managed to defend several strategic cities.
In the first two months, 25% of US respondents believed Ukraine could be victorious compared to 19% and 18%, respectively, who believed Russia would prevail.
This can be attributed to Russia withdrawing from the Kiev region after failing to capture the Ukrainian capital and Ukraine gaining ground in the war-torn eastern regions.
Two of those regions, Luhansk and Donetsk, are reportedly at the heart of the war, with Russia recognizing their independence on February 21 after nearly eight years of conflict between separatist forces and the Ukrainian government.
Now, many Americans don’t see either side winning anytime soon, with 42 percent of respondents in a Sept. 6 poll saying neither country will emerge victorious.
In addition to infrastructure damage, dead soldiers (and civilians) and more than seven million registered refugees from Ukraine across Europe, the war has also significantly affected the global economy.
The ongoing conflict has exacerbated tensions over rising gas prices and rising inflation, and has pushed many African countries that depend on Ukrainian wheat to the brink of a major food crisis.