Meanwhile it seems possible that the Russian army may actually be defeated militarily. Certainly it is possible that more major cities will be conquered by Putin, but possibly only with very high casualties or even only with the use of chemical weapons. And then? Then it becomes even more difficult, the occupying forces may face a guerrilla war. The best option for Putin in his worldview seems perhaps to occupy a small part of Ukraine, but whether this can still be sold to the Russian public if this is only possible at high and continuing losses, militarily and economically?
Today Zelenskiy claims that Ukraine has reached a "strategic turning point". Maybe he is right. Hopefully he is.