So you reckon , all these little wins are good but on a macro scale Putins special military operation is working . He is gradually meeting his objective. Before we realise it, there will be no country called Ukraine. The smartest decision would have been the west speeding Ukraines process to join nato. So we see if putin dares continue his invasion. For now you believe Putin seems May be winning!
The Europeans and Americans will never dare to jump into the conflict. When push comes to shove expect a nuclear confrontation. Yes, Putin is taking his time and not opting for brute force. Russia is going to capture all important regions of Ukraine little by little. Anything less means failure. Putin knows that there is no return after starting the Ukraine war. Europeans and Americans can live with a dismembered Ukraine. Russia won't tolerate any failure in capturing all important regions. The cost would be too heavy at this moment.