The Kremlin does not have any further desire to continue with the war in 2025, however they might correct their position by the end of 2024.
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine Andriy Yusov has said that the “destructive process of the Russian economy” has been launched and it is now less desirably for Moscow.
Russia’s economic pressures and the growing list of sanction policies “will grow significantly” for Moscow.
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Yusov said, “There is a quote of the intelligence chief, Kyrylo Budanov, saying that currently the Kremlin does not have plans to continue [waging the war] in 2025.
“But, maybe, at the end of 2024 they would be adjusted. The Kremlin sees the figures and analyses the situation. Maybe in 2024, and maybe in 2025, the economic situation, the pressure and the results of the sanctions policy will grow significantly.
“A number of destructive processes in the Russian economy has been launched, therefore this is scenario is undesirable for them.”
One of Vladimir Putin’s tasks is to continue wear down the West with their supplies of weaponry, exhaust Ukraine’s munitions and therefore weaken western partners’ support for Kyiv, Yusov said.
He added, “Yes, one of important aspects of the aggressor’s psychological and informational operations and using the situation at the frontline for this purpose is the weakening of the pro-Ukrainian coalition and the world’s support for Ukraine.”