US special operations / intelligence assets confirmed on the ground in Ukraine to coordinate intelligence, supply movements and training.

Analyst Comment: Should we still call this a proxy war? Western powers seem completely committed to pursuing this conflict with Russia to the bitter end. Meanwhile Russia, who early on did everything it could to maintain economic ties to the west, has changed strategy and begun waging economic warfare against Europe. While the fighting in Ukraine is drawing down, we are dangerously close to World War III.