January 24, 2023

Will Ukraine Wind Up Making Territorial Concessions to Russia?

Source: Foreign Affairs

Journalist: Foreign Affairs Staff

Andrea Kendall-Taylor: "Any settlement that involves Kyiv making territorial concessions would only perpetuate the war by emboldening Moscow to attack Ukraine again in the future. The only stable outcome is one in which Ukraine retakes, at a minimum, the territory Russia has taken since February 24, 2022."


Robert D. Kaplan: "War, being life at its most intense and extreme, is a matter of innumerable contingencies. So no one is really sure how this will end. Still, it will be hard for the Ukrainian leadership to make significant territorial concessions to Russia, given the massive loss of life, property, and infrastructure in this war. And I do not believe that Russia is capable of turning this war to its advantage. "

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  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She works on national security challenges facing the United States and Eur...

  • Robert D. Kaplan

    Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Robert D. Kaplan is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, originally joining the Center in March 2008. He is the bestselling author of eighteen b...