FUCK YOU TO HELL if you support trump...
I WILL SEE YOU IN HELL
With Odesa captured, Russia will have access to entire Black Sea northern coast, a land route to Crimea, and occupation of Donbas region to create a buffer zone with Ukraine. There should be no reason to keep the war going.
If I were a Ukrainian I wouldn't surrender if Putin occupied ALL of the country.
Just as I won't surrender if/when the Republicans go full-out fascist.
This, Putin has said, is unacceptable--the Russians are united, unitary, and must not be divided.
"Unity" is the name of his political party. It's a deeply ethnocentric view, with the weirdness that there is no Ukrainian (it's a variety of Russian, a substandard one) or Belorusian--and to be "Russian" is a cultural trait, based on language and cultural allegiance.
I am convinced Odesa is the final stage in this destructive war.