ISW analysts explain why Putin feigns interest in negotiations

ISW analysts explain why Putin feigns interest in negotiations

Dictator Putin does not want to hold peace negotiations  / Photo: Associated Press

In the near future, one should not expect that Putin will be genuinely interested in real negotiations.

Russian dictator Putin is currently not interested in genuine peace negotiations to end the aggression against Ukraine. Instead, Putin is trying to coerce the West into making concessions that would violate Ukraine's sovereignty.

This is stated in the report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

"ISW continues to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not interested in good-faith negotiations and only feigns interest in them, occasionally as part of broader informational efforts aimed at coercing the West into preemptive concessions that would violate Ukraine’s sovereignty," the report states.

Additionally, the institute's experts believe that in the near future, there is no reason to expect Putin to be interested in real negotiations.

The analysts added that the Russian dictator recently outlined a theory of Russia's victory in Ukraine, which was based on his confidence in the ability of Russian forces to conduct unlimited offensive actions to outlast Western support for Ukraine.

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