Putin wants Ukraine ceasefire on current frontlines

Just a matter of time, it's the only reason why he wants peace talks. I say, keep funding and supplying arms to Ukraine and tell Putin to shove it. Then watch Russia totally decline -

Russia's economy is fragile and policymakers won't be able to stave off a crisis for very long, a think tank researcher argued in a post on Tuesday.
Alexander Kolyandr, a Russian economy expert and researcher for the Centre for European Policy Analysis, pointed to mounting challenges faced by the Kremlin as its war in Ukraine drags on through its third year.
Central bankers and policymakers in Russia have so far managed to keep the economy afloat, but their good luck is bound to run out, Kolyandr warned.
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"Putin used to know that the economy was best left to professionals. Indeed, the men and women running the country's central bank, finance ministry, and ministry of economic development remain highly skilled and saved the country from economic collapse in 2022," Kolyandr wrote in a recent note. "Two years on, they clearly understand the longer-term impossibility of the task they've been set. The question is, do they dare tell the boss? And if they do, will he listen?"
Russia's economy has flashed key signs of weaknesses since the West first began imposing sanctions on the nation in 2022. Trade restrictions, like a ban on energy imports to Europe and $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, have delivered a major blow to the Kremlin's war chest, with Russia's energy revenue plunging 24% last year.
Russia is also reeling from the growing costs of its war, in both its finances and its human capital. The nation is now slammed with a severe worker shortage, which has pushed up wages and inflation.
Prices in Russia are growing at a pace of around 8%, double the central bank's official price target. Interest rates have also soared to 16% as policymakers try to stem the inflationary tide, which poses another burden to consumers.
"The Kremlin, as a result, is in a three-way bind of its own making. The government can't cut spending as long as the war continues. The war, however, saps the labor force, fueling inflation and diminishing both welfare and public sentiment. And high interest rates, necessitated by all that inflation, stifle investment in productivity and further distort the economy," Kolyandr said.
Other experts have noted that Russia faces a dilemma as it juggles managing its economy and prolonging its war against Ukraine. According to one European economist, the nation has become dependent on war for economic growth, and it can't afford to win or lose the war.
As usual - bla-bla-bla from an internet noname and wishful thinking. Right now Russian economy is OK. Right now Russia can keep that level of violence for the very long time. We have a lot of natural resources and we have a lot of weapons to defend them (or take them from our neighbors). We can fight as much as we want with the current level of violence, or, even if we can't - we can escalate to higher levels anytime.
The time will show. There is no point to discuss that now, especially when you have already filled your quota of nonsense, and I am not ready to read about Corsica again.
They already lost half of French -speaking Africa. They are losing New Caledonia now. And if they don't change their behavior - they will lose Corsica (and, later, may be, the whole France).

Though, I should correct myself above. There is the third factor that is important as the previous two - a position of main powers of so called Global South.
Do you really believe that Global South is ready to lose fuel, food and fertilizers now, just to allow West to win and take more of their money?
Anyway, it's irrelevant. Even in scenario "the whole world against Russia" we can fight even against the whole world. And the fight against the whole world (nuclear, chemical and biological) is much more preferrable than "strategic defeat" of Russia.
Anyway, it's irrelevant. Even in scenario "the whole world against Russia" we can fight even against the whole world. And the fight against the whole world (nuclear, chemical and biological) is much more preferrable than "strategic defeat" of Russia
Uh, bubochka, take a nap.
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Well, not sure that Zelensky will go for this, as it, in effect, gives the victory to Russia. It is a way out though..and it does make Putin look like the reasonable one..LOL!

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognises the current battlefield lines, four Russian sources told Reuters, saying he is prepared to fight on if Kyiv and the West do not respond.
Three of the sources, familiar with discussions in Putin's entourage, said the veteran Russian leader had expressed frustration to a small group of advisers about what he views as Western-backed attempts to stymie negotiations and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's decision to rule out talks.

"Putin can fight for as long as it takes, but Putin is also ready for a ceasefire – to freeze the war," said another of the four, a senior Russian source who has worked with Putin and has knowledge of top level conversations in the Kremlin.
He, like the others cited in this story, spoke on condition of anonymity given the matter's sensitivity.
For this account, Reuters spoke to a total of five people who work with or have worked with Putin at a senior level in the political and business worlds. The fifth source did not comment on freezing the war at the current frontlines.

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in response to a request for comment, said the Kremlin chief had repeatedly made clear Russia was open to dialogue to achieve its goals, saying the country did not want “eternal war.”
Ukraine's foreign and defence ministries did not respond to questions.
The appointment last week of economist Andrei Belousov as Russia's defence minister was seen by some Western military and political analysts as placing the Russian economy on a permanent war footing in order to win a protracted conflict.

It followed sustained battlefield pressure and territorial advances by Russia in recent weeks.
However, the sources said that Putin, re-elected in March for a new six-year term, would rather use Russia's current momentum to put the war behind him. They did not directly comment on the new defence minister.

Based on their knowledge of conversations in the upper ranks of the Kremlin, two of the sources said Putin was of the view that gains in the war so far were enough to sell a victory to the Russian people.

Don't be fooled, the idiotic war continues until the last white in Europe is dead. Empty babbling of the Kremlin dwarf can be simple flashed down the toilet

Weren't Russians who allowed NATO to encircle their country? Wasn't Putin who kissed NATO at ass the entirely time. Russians are gulliable cretins because they allowed the Zionist Gorbachev-Yeltsin-Putin gang completely destroy their country, to became transformed into slaves and a poor colony of China

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