Will Putin Agree to a Ceasefire?
With how horrible Putin’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine is going, it seems it would be within Putin’s interest to fight for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
Russian forces are in many cases trapped, out of fuel, low on food, and with very low morale. Some Ukrainian reports (quoted by the Ukrainian President) estimate that more than 40,000 Russian soldiers have died.
But despite this, a ceasefire is extremely unlikely. Indeed, it seems like the stubborn Putin will be in this for the long run — despite the tremendous cost it will inflict on his people.