US officials are losing confidence that Ukraine will be able to take back all of the land being taken over by Russian troops, according to CNN.
The White House officials told CNN that even with the heavier and more sophisticated weaponry the US and its allies plan to send, things may not change for the better for the Ukrainians.
The officials, according to the international TV news network, are now debating internally how and whether Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, should shift his definition of a Ukrainian “victory”, adjusting for the possibility that his country has shrunk irreversibly.
Despite this, officials said there are no plans for the US to pressure Ukraine into making any formal territorial concessions to Russia in order to end the war.
There is also hope that Ukrainian forces will be able to take back significant chunks of territory in a likely counteroffensive later this year.
According to the report, not everyone in Joe Biden‘s administration is as worried, some believe Ukrainian forces could again defy expectations.