A Week of Russia-West Diplomacy Ends in Deadlock
By Felix Light, 14 January 2022
With the latest round of talks concluded, there is some disagreement about whether Putin’s December threat of a “military-technical solution” to the Ukraine crisis is probable or even inevitable.
For Tatiana Stanovaya, founder of political consultancy R.Politik, the failure of a lengthy series of talks to deliver a solution to the Ukraine crisis means that a return to conflict in the region is now more likely than ever.
“The risk of war is real,” said Stanovaya. “And it grows every time negotiations fail.”