I can recall how Russia offered terms of peace at the very beginning. In March there were reports of significant progress on a 15-point plan for peace. And then, Ukraine refused upon the urging of the US and the UK. Seeing that they had backing from the US and UK, Ukraine decided to escalate instead of pursuing peace.
Not quite correct.
Not quite correct. Boris Johnson flew to Ukraine and told Zelensky, "Putin should be pressured, not negotiated with" and further said that the west (UK and US) would not provide the security guarantees for Ukraine as in the peace plan. So it was not that Ukraine "had backing from the…