Originally Posted By beardog30:
Stalling for time. Hopping the US and EU magically grow some balls and honor their treaties. What can they do? They lost a bunch of useful military equipment in the Crimea. The Ukraine does not lend itself to defense terrain wise.
Best they could hope for in a direct military conflict with Russia is make Russia pay heavily for every piece of ground it took, let Russia's shit logistical structure slow Russia's military down, and hope someone came to their aid. Feigns at massing useless armor in attempt to draw in Russian air assets and kill them with anti-aircraft. Drawing tanks into ambushes and then using shoot and scoot tactics. Showing up in the rear and destroying supply convoys. More or less fighting a conventional delaying action combined with a guerrilla war.
They will still lose but they might be able to make it so expensive for Russia that Russia ultimately backs down.
Exactly under what treaty are we supposed to go in and fight for them while being attacked with conventional weapons?