Putin's Five-Year Commitment in Ukraine Unveiled

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.29 - 2023 8:00 AM CET

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly informed Chinese President Xi Jinping of his plans to extend the war in Ukraine for at least five more years.

This revelation, disclosed by Nikkei Asia and based on anonymous sources, indicates a long-term commitment by Russia to the conflict, despite ongoing speculations about a possible ceasefire.

Putin’s conversation with Xi, occurring amidst Russian setbacks on the battlefield, was likely an assurance of Moscow's resolve in achieving its war goals.

This extended timeline suggests a strategic shift, hinting that Russia is preparing for a prolonged military engagement rather than seeking an immediate resolution.

The Western response, increasingly focused on positioning Ukraine for future peace talks, might have to adapt to this extended timeline. Ukraine’s stance remains firm on the precondition of Russian troop withdrawal for any peace negotiations.

Additionally, the role of Beijing in this dynamic is pivotal. While China maintains diplomatic and economic support for Russia, it has refrained from direct military involvement. Putin's plan, as discussed with Xi, underscores the complexities of the ongoing conflict and its broader geopolitical implications.

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