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The West needs a new strategy for Ukraine, writes Foreign Affairs.

The publication notes that the war for Ukraine turned out "much better than many predicted" - Russia was unable to subjugate Ukraine, the country remains an independent sovereign democracy that controls 85% Image
of its territory.

But at the same time, "it's hard to be optimistic about where the war is heading."

"Human and economic losses, already huge, will mount as both Moscow and Kiev prepare for their next steps on the battlefield," the publication writes, and
the most likely outcome of the conflict "is not a complete victory for Ukraine, but a bloody stalemate." .

Against the backdrop of calls for negotiations, Moscow and Kyiv "promise to continue the fight" - Ukraine is preparing to break the "land bridge" to
the Crimea, Russia - to seize the Donbass. And the West "needs an approach that recognizes these realities without sacrificing its principles."

The policy of full support for Ukraine "has now exhausted itself" and is "unreasonable", because the goals of Ukraine "come
into conflict with other interests of the West", because "The costs of the war are rising, and the Western public and their governments are getting tired of constant support," the newspaper writes.

The publication evaluates the complete victory of Ukraine as "Pyrrhic",
because "Ukrainian forces have already lost more than 100,000 people and lost many of their best fighters", the economy has contracted by 30%, the level of poverty "rolls over", millions have become refugees.

"Ukraine should not risk self-destruction in pursuit
of unattainable goals," the publication concludes.

While maintaining the existence of Ukraine as a sovereign and secure democracy is a priority for the West, "but achieving this goal does not require the country to regain full control over Crimea and Donbas in the near future,"
the newspaper writes.

Given the "likely trajectory of war", the US and allies should now "begin to formulate a diplomatic endgame" and "begin consultations with their European allies and with Kiev on a diplomatic initiative to be launched later this year."

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