Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Sputnik/Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Sputnik/Reuters
Russia

As war setbacks mount, Russia’s Putin faces a stark choice: escalate fight or seek talks with Ukraine

  • Experts say three scenarios in coming months that could create conditions for negotiations: further Ukraine advances, a revived Russian assault, or a stalemate
  • But a barrage of Russian missiles targeting civilian infrastructure across Ukraine on Tuesday shows the price will be high if Putin deems talks out of the question for now

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Sputnik/Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Sputnik/Reuters
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