Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit of world leaders next week [File: Sergei Savostyanov/pool via Reuters]  

Daily Mail: Putin ‘has been offered surrender terms by the West’ as he loses control of Kherson – and ‘his cronies have reacted positively because it allows them to stay in power and avoid criminal charges’ 

* Vladimir Putin has been offered surrender terms by Ukraine and allies, a prominent Russian academic said 

* Plan would see Russia give up all territory in Ukraine except Crimea, which would become demilitarised zone 

* In return, Putin and cronies would avoid war crimes prosecution and remain in power, Valery Solovey claimed 

* Details emerged as Russian troops fled Kherson, with Ukraine liberating the city after eight-month occupation 

* Putin’s forces fled east across the Dnipro River, with Ukrainians painting a picture of a chaotic retreat, that saw Russian troops ditching their uniforms or drowning while trying to escape 

Vladimir Putin has been offered surrender terms by the West, a respected Russian policy expert revealed today, as Moscow’s troops were forced to withdraw from the city of Kherson in yet another humiliating defeat. 

Professor Valery Solovey, formerly at Moscow’s prestigious Institute of International Relations and who claims to have connections in the Kremlin, said the surrender would see Russia give up all territory in Ukraine with the exception of Crimea, which would become a demilitarised zone and its status would not be discussed again until 2029. 

In return, Putin and his cronies would avoid criminal charges over the war and be allowed to remain in power, Professor Solovey claimed.

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Update: BREAKING: Vladimir Putin offered surrender terms by the West after humiliating Kherson loss (Euroweekly)  

WNU Editor: In the next two months there will be approximately 500,000 Russian troops and militia in Ukraine backed by the firepower of the Russian military. This deployment will be in the middle of winter, and the expectation is that Ukrainian positions will be exposed to Russian air superiority and firepower.

This tells me that surrender is not what Putin is focused on. He and his generals will be focused on continuing the economic war against Ukraine by destroying its infrastructure, and to continue to degrade the Ukraine military. 

I learned a few days ago that Ukraine called-up 100,000 more men to go to the front-lines to replace killed and wounded soldiers. I expect this call will be repeated a few more times this winter.  I will also not be surprised if Moscow calls up more reserves in January. They are also heavy casualties.

This is a war of attrition, and in this war Russia has the time and resources to win. 

Unfortunately, I would not be surprised that when this is all over a million casualties would have been the result, all the major cities in Ukraine will be heavily damaged, and it will take years to rebuild what has been destroyed.