Here are links to some posts on the other ‘Safe-for-Work’ Blog.
In a similar way, Andrew Tates’ current success and notoriety are almost exclusively due to the pre-existing conditions in these dying societies. If you don’t believe, ask yourself if a D-grade actor such as Tate would be anything other than a local celebrity in a society which did not constantly shit over its men, young and old. Do you think people would listen to his canned lines which mostly regurgitate conventional and fairly non-controversial ideas about traditional masculinity?
The loss of resource rich provinces in Donbass region and likely future loss of more adjacent provinces also removes a lot of resources and population which could help in the post-war recovery. No amount of western aid and money can make up for the loss of a large percentage of natural resources, factories and the electricity to run them. To put it bluntly, the area left as Ukraine after this war will have a very bad demographic profile, lots of dead and crippled young men, few resources and little electricity.