The lowest of the low in warfare is to send poorly trained troops to the battlefield and have troops behind them whose job is to shoot to kill any poorly trained troops on the front line who try to retreat.
That is what the U.S. command "The NATO command of the armed forces of Ukraine" as Russia calls it - (even though Ukraine is not a member of NATO, and all decisions of the supreme command for the Ukrainian forces in this war are now made by the U.S. government and no one else) on Ukraine's war with Russia has ordered on Ukraine's battlefields, and what Ukrainian forces are doing now, especially in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky will pay for this when this war is over. He has become so desperate that he is allowing this to happen to his people instead of surrendering to save them from the double misery of the war that is now being forced upon them, not only by the enemy's troops - which happens in ANY war - but also by "their own" troops (which are in fact led by a foreign power - the U.S. government).
Before the US coup in Ukraine in February 2014, the vast majority of Ukrainians considered NATO the enemy of Ukraine, but that changed to "friend" immediately afterwards.
What will their opinion of NATO be when this war is over and Ukraine's totaliristic crackdown on its press is no longer in effect? (The U.S. also has a press crisis, but it is much milder.
Joe Biden sits safely in his White House, commandeering Ukraine for his own purposes while destroying it for the people there.
Zelensky, for his part, is trapped because if he lost the help he gets from America, he would be overthrown by the Ukrainians and torn to pieces. If he says no to Uncle Sam now, it will mean his own demise and that he will go down in the history books as not only a failed but also an evil leader (which he is anyway, because he has ruled on behalf of the United States, but the victor in a war always writes those books, and so Zelensky only has hope of surviving if Uncle Sam wins his Ukrainian war against Russia, either physically or in reputation).
Vladimir Putin had offered Biden a deal on Dec. 17, 2021, to stop America's further expansion of NATO, in exchange for peace between Russia and the West (the U.S. government and its vassal states or "allies"), but on Jan. 7, 2022, Biden (through his NATO) said no to that; and the only question then remaining was: when will Russia strike to neutralize Ukraine to prevent U.S. missiles from being placed in Ukraine about 450 km from Moscow (five minutes' flight from the Kremlin)? On February 24, we got Russia's answer: its "special military operation."
And now the time has come. At some point, either Biden or Putin will have to concede to the other. If Biden wins, placing American missiles just five minutes from the Kremlin (which is far too close for Russia to be able to launch retaliatory missiles before the Russian headquarters is taken out by a blitz American nuclear first strike) will only be a question of "when?" and no longer "if?"
However, if Putin wins, the U.S. empire will not be able to achieve the comprehensive global hegemony it has sought since July 25, 1945; and in this century, the 21st, the international dictatorship of the U.S. and its allies (America's growing empire since 1945) will be replaced by international leadership from Asia, and especially from Russia and China.
Both Russia and China have already made clear their condemnation of all empires, the very principle of empire being supremacy; and so they are already officially committed, not to replace existing empires, but instead as FDR was before Truman replaced him: to end all empires and strengthen the U.N., to end imperialism itself.