The problem is that Putin may have other requirements on his checklist.
If the Biden administration is engaged in postwar planning for Ukraine, it might want to consider how to get postwar first.
Last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave his views on the endgame in Ukraine and what should happen after. He emphasized a key point: President Joe Biden “has always been emphatic that one of his requirements in Ukraine is that there be no World War III.”
The comment was strangely phrased. Biden has a “requirement” that there be no Armageddon. You can see it appearing as the last bullet point on a Ukraine-war briefing slide. “Requirements: No World War III.” Check.