Ukraine must grasp peace from jaws of unwinnable war: Geoffrey Roberts, Irish Times, 130722

A bombed warehouse in Sloviansk in Ukraine: The longer the war goes on the greater will be Ukraine’s human, material and territorial losses, putting in peril the future viability of an independent Ukrainian state. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York TimesA bombed warehouse in Sloviansk in Ukraine: The longer the war goes on the greater will be Ukraine’s human, material and territorial losses, putting in peril the future viability of an independent Ukrainian state. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/2022/07/13/ukraine-must-grasp-peace-from-jaws-of-unwinnable-war/

The greater Russia’s military successes in the Donbas, the louder the voices of those opposed to Ukraine seeking a ceasefire and negotiating a peace settlement. Yet there is an emerging consensus among western military experts that if the war continues beyond the summer it will bog down into a prolonged conflict in which Ukraine has little or no hope of recovering its lost territories.