No not humiliated but the drained on finances and the increase of amputees is hard for any government to reconcile.
Funding in the military needed to be way more than the 2% of gdp required by nato. Any troops fighting an enemy for their country imho is entitled to the best equipment etc that their country can provide.
Any casualties, especially those with life changing injuries should be taken care of at a level akin to that of a retiring warrant officer (sergeant major).
Supporting Ukrain does not Guarantee that they will win, but it certainly enables them the ability to carry on. Without the support of the west Ukraine would once again be a satellite state of Russia.
Echo makes a point about Ukraines history, but if I'm honest I don't see how this changes the facts surrounding its invasion. The UK, Spain, France, Germany and America all have our own war mongering histories.
Argentina has just elected a far right president, if we condone Russias invasion because we believe its wild (nothing to do with them) allegations of nazis, then surely someone should invade Argentina in order to prevent the scourge of nazism taking hold again. We both know that's not gonna happen.
Northern Ireland, was that a military failure? I think not. We were there to support the local police and political system. The good Friday agreement came about because of a nation becoming tired of the shite going on, as well as Sinn Fein realising real change would only come via the ballot box and not a box of bullets and bombs. In other words common sense kicked in.
Iraq and Afghanistan were in support of the Americans, its their loss, we were never ever going it alone there, our military is no longer large enough. Now that is something I feel strongly is wrong. Modern warfare produces ww1 levels of casualties without the trench stupidity, our force numbers need to reflect an ability to reinforce quickly, long before territorial army would be mobilised, but that capability is greatly reduced if not gone. As Russia has found out the hard way, a poor decision can cost a whole regiment in a very short time.