Putin Declares Ukraine's Counteroffensive Failing, Mulls Grain Deal Exit

The person is a failure.

Close-up of the Russian assault on an AFU trench

These trench battles up close terrify and frighten me. I hope they stop soon.

"I understand," Putin said to journalists while explaining that this deal benefits Ukraine in an asymmetrical way and allows it to continue selling to Europe. Also, given the Kremlin's persistent accusation that Ukraine uses the grain corridor to "launch maritime drones" and Russian naval assets.