instead remains focused on achieving his initial war aims through protracted conflict in which he wins either by imposing his will on #Ukraine
by force or by breaking #Ukraine
’s will following the West’s abandonment of #Kyiv
New: #Putin seems to reject the idea that the current military realities require or support a negotiated resolution of the conflict.
Neither #Ukraine nor the West has persuaded him to consider accepting an off-ramp or compromise settlement.
Our latest: isw.pub/UkrWar032623 https://t.co/RvSVvm7SIw