They note that the conflict is likely to drag on. Various scenarios were also drawn from the escalation of the conflict to the holding of peace negotiations. It is not specified which is the most probable.
At the same time, US military intelligence presented four options for an unforeseen development of events, which related both to the death of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and to a Ukrainian attack on the Kremlin.
According to the newspaper, the elaboration of such scenarios is a typical work of the special services.
They are being developed for the military, politicians and legislators so that they can prepare for different scenarios.
It is also noted that the US authorities are concerned about possible attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of Russia, as this could lead to an escalation of the conflict. This is one of the reasons why the kyiv regime does not receive long-range missiles.
US officials did not confirm the authenticity of the document, but did not deny this fact, emphasizes The New York Times.