The war in Ukraine has already lasted more than 100 days. In the meantime, however, the Russian military has changed its warfare. That says the Ukrainian presidential adviser Podoliak.

A good four months after the start of the Russian war of aggression, the Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak sees a change in the Russian army’s warfare.

“It’s a new Russian tactic: attacking neighborhoods and putting pressure on Western political elites to force Ukraine to sit down at the negotiating table,” Podoljak said in Kyiv on Saturday, according to reports from various media. Moscow does not care how the world reacts to “inhumane attacks” with cruise missiles on residential areas. But this tactic will not work.

Russia is not fighting to gain territorial gains, but to destroy Ukraine and create a new security architecture in Europe, said Presidential Advisor Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He doesn’t understand “why there are still influential politicians in the West who believe that you can talk to Russia. This is nonsense.” Moscow’s tactic is to scare the world into turning away from the war in Ukraine and say: “Do whatever they want. The main thing is that this horror does not continue, lest we see it every day on the pages of our newspapers or on television.”