War in Ukraine
Jonathan Eyal, associate director at the Royal United Services Institute in London, said the Kremlin's reframing of its demands had provided "the first indication that Moscow is prepared to climb down on regime change". "There is also an element of compromise in Zelenskiy’s declaration about an alternative to NATO membership," he said. "We have moved the dial for the process from zero to at least having the possibility for a discussion. But the indications of troop movements toward Kyiv may indicate that the worst may still be ahead of us," Eyal said.