Two such articles on the same day are not a coincidence.
- Ukraine Doesn’t Need All Its Territory to Defeat Putin – New York Times – Dec 27 2023
- The Biden Administration Is Quietly Shifting Its Strategy in Ukraine – Politico – Dec 27 2023
Ukraine’s war aim (cough, cough) is to regain all of its land up to the 1991 borders – this includes Crimea.
The appearance of those pieces means that the U.S. is now trying to push Kiev into admitting defeat.
But there are powerful forces in Ukraine, previously nurtured by the U.S., which will resist to do so.
It may thus require a civil war in Ukraine to achieve that aim.