A Bloomberg article claims, “After a month of fighting that’s yielded limited territorial gains, the Russian military said it’s focusing efforts on taking full control of Ukraine’s Donbas region, potentially a sign it’s backing away from hopes of taking larger swathes of the country.” This comes after Turkey’s President Erdogan said that Russia and Ukraine have reached “an understanding” on 4 out of 6 key contentious issues.

Analyst Comment: It is looking more and more clear that Russia is looking for an exit while projecting strength and trying to paint the invasion as a win. The situation is still quite volatile though as one misstep or escalation could draw the world into a war.