Its final collapse and the resumption of the war is probably some weeks away. Both sides will want to use the spring and early summer to reorganise and refit their forces before fighting resumes in earnest. At that point however the fighting will resume. Given the balance of forces it will end with another Ukrainian defeat and another militia victory. Ukraine's downward spiral will continue until the process ends in the only way it can with the collapse of the present government in Kiev.With the Empire's German vassal, Angela Merkel, too weak to oppose the Empire's plans to engage Russia in a never-ending war of attrition, the resumption of the war is inevitable. Only the united opposition to the war by the people of Europe can stop it.
We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up