So far, contrary to the claims of the Western analysts, things are on the track as per the initial plan of Putin. 100 days have passed, and Putin is still pursuing his declared strategic objectives in this war. Putin is continuously strengthening his grip in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine by mobilizing specialized units of the ground forces to the area. It will be a major political disaster and sheer embarrassment for Putin to capture and then lose Kyiv to the Ukrainian forces after a few days. This is the main reason why this unfortunate war is being dragged by all stakeholders, instead of resuming the talks.
Source: The Guardian June 24, 2022 04:51 UTC