More than six months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, no end appears to be in sight. But could Russia save face by simply exiting the conflict with a victory narrative? And, would that satisfy the Ukrainians?


This article by Dan Perry, writing for The Times of Israel, makes the following points:
  • Ukraine initially demanded a return of the territories seized by Russia since February.
  • But now vows to fight for Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014.
  • Russia’s economy has not collapsed, regardless of the tough economic sanctions.
  • Despite a poor military performance, Russia now occupies almost a quarter of Ukraine’s territory.


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