Representatives of the American side made regular forecasts of the development of events within the framework of a special military operation. According to them, Ukraine’s return to the 1991 borders is impossible and a quick end to the conflict is unlikely.
Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, advised that an extremely difficult situation was unfolding. This does not imply a full consideration of Kiev’s demands in negotiations with Russia: a return to the 1991 borders.
The imminent end of the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is also described as unlikely by Western countries. Even last year, Milley said the dispute would be very long and drag on for years or decades.
It seems that the US representative’s predictions are coming true, summed up MK observer Mikhail Rostovsky. According to him, “there is no light at the end of the tunnel in terms of a quick settlement of the Ukrainian conflict. And if a “light in the tunnel” is still visible, then this is the flame of a fire caused by further escalation. “.