Annexing Ukraine? Why the Russians won't negotiate - JULIAN MACFARLANE
Annexation and a new strategic reality
Who actually calls the shots?
Zelensky was elected promising to negotiate with the Russians.
Following the long tradition of Western democracy, he of course reneged on his promises. Not that it really mattered. Ukraine, like the US and the UK is not run by its politicians—but by people we never see, invisible powerbrokers, with equally hidden agendas.