The Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its tent month with no sign to ending the conflict in the near future and no losing side on the ground.
The time is approaching for a negotiated peace in Ukraine to reduce the risk of another devastating world war, but dreams of breaking up Russia could unleash nuclear chaos, veteran U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger said.
As the war prolonged in Ukraine and the likelihood of crushing Russia seems impossible, a negotiated peace deal would be the ideal solution to the war. According to media sources, Russian now occupies around a fifth of Ukraine’s territory and keeps expanding the war.
There is no end in sight to the conflict sparked by Putin’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, which has killed tens of thousands of people and driven millions from their homes. Since the outbreak of war, Ukraine’s immediate neighboring countries embraced Ukrainians who fled the war and provided them with food, shelter and other life-necessary items.
Moreover, U.S. and NATO state members provided military support, ammunition and equipment to the Ukrainian army to resist mighty Russia – hoping to force Russia to end the conflict and withdrew its forces from the illegally occupied territories.
However, as the war prolonged, Ukrainian cities come under Russian missile attacks one after another, infrastructure and buildings are burnt to the ground, more people flee the country, and Russia starts looking for alternatives to keep a constant supply of weaponry and ammunition to its frontline forces.
Considering the status quo of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a negotiated peace agreement seems a viable option, otherwise, the continuation of the war might lead to a nuclear disaster with serious consequences for all sides.