War in Ukraine
Samuel Cranny-Evans, a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, said both sides are making advances but are also suffering heavy losses. He said there's "nothing to immediately say that is about to shift or change", adding: "It's approaching a stalemate." "It's approaching a point where neither side can push much more, I would say." He went on to say the conflict is "approaching a peak point where perhaps they no longer really have fresh things to give that might change the way the fighting is going".