President Vladimir Putin has no incentive to stop the war in Ukraine. He has no reason to seek a peaceful settlement.
After its initial failures of an all-out invasion, Russia’s military performance has significantly improved. The Russians have regrouped and proceed incrementally.
Everywhere the Russian forces deploy their pincer movements, isolating, encircling, and overwhelming the Ukrainian enemy, who has been consistently on a defensive. The Ukrainians reel under a relentless artillery and missile barrage in support of massive numbers of attacking troops.