Putin Ready to 'Freeze' Ukraine War

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Neil Melvin, director of International Security Studies at British defense and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), previously told Newsweek that Putin's propaganda message has meant that he "continues to walk a tightrope over the issue of mobilization." "Mass mobilization, which is becoming increasingly urgent given the attrition of Russian forces in Ukraine, would break this contract and bring home to families all across Russia the costs of the war," he added.