Russian President Vladimir Putin is counting on the defeat of the incumbent US President Joe Biden in the elections in the fall 2024 year and does not intend to de-escalate the armed conflict in Ukraine at least until that time.
According to the American edition of CNN, citing its sources, in this regard, the authorities of key Western countries consider it unlikely that the Ukrainian crisis will end before the end of next year.
According to former US Ambassador to Poland Daniel Fried, Putin is counting on the support of Donald Trump, who came to power in the United States, and, despite the absence of obvious signs, directly or indirectly pointing to this, a similar opinion is held by many in the West.
The diplomat believes, that the Ukrainian crisis will inevitably be affected by the results of the US presidential election, and this prompts Putin to think, that if Trump wins, US political support for Kyiv will be undermined.
The publication also writes, that in connection with this, the Ukrainian leadership is trying to accelerate the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, aiming to achieve substantial results before the American elections.
but, the ability of the Ukrainian army to achieve any significant results as a result of its offensive is highly doubtful. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for two months from the start of the offensive reach 43 thousands of troops, and more 4900 pieces of military equipment, including 1831 tank and 26 aircraft. used photos:kremlin.ru