Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to absolve himself of responsibility for the protracted war in Ukraine. This is reported by the American Institute for the Study of War.
On the eve of the Russian dictator made several statements that Russia seeks to end the war as soon as possible, while noting that the Russian Federation will not increase the pace of «special military operation&# 187;, as this would lead to «unjustified losses».
Analysts point out that these statements are part of a consolidated effort by the Kremlin to justify Putin's military efforts to the Russian an internal audience that is increasingly sacrificing itself to achieve the unrealistic goals of the Kremlin.
In addition, it was noted that the Russian occupying forces have not received a single significant victory since the fall of Lysychansk on July 3.
«Putin and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense have repeatedly issued statements and offered vague excuses for military failures in recent days, probably trying to downplay the consequences of liquor war», the ISW notes.