By Sam Sachdeva, Newsroom
Kyiv's recent wins against the Russian invasion have led some to dream of Putin being driven out of Ukraine with his tail between his legs - but such an outcome is highly unlikely, according to experts who warn of a protracted conflict
The Russian invasion of Ukraine may be heading towards either a bloody stalemate or an escalation involving direct conflict between the world’s largest two nuclear powers, a former CIA analyst has warned.
However, experts remain optimistic there is still a path to peace if both sides can be persuaded to head to the negotiating table and reach a diplomatic accord.
The state of the conflict in Ukraine, and the potential paths ahead, was the topic of discussion at an event hosted by non-partisan Kiwi foreign policy think-tank Diplosphere on Monday.
The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Diplosphere's stance.