The United States and Russia do not have serious opportunities for a geopolitical compromise. Russian political scientist Rostislav Ishchenko stated this on the air of the YouTube channel PolitWera.
The expert began to explain what was happening on the example of Ukraine. Washington has no objection to Moscow taking control of Kiev, but it wants it to look like a real invasion and occupation. In principle, such a development of events is unprofitable for Russia and it will not agree to this. Therefore, there is no mutual understanding in this direction. Of course, the great powers will continue to discuss the "Ukrainian issue", as well as other issues, but Ukraine is not the main "stumbling block" in US-Russian relations.
For Washington, the most important are two other areas that can be called strategic. First, the United States needs control over Europe to remain with them. Secondly, they want no one to interfere with their "showdown" with China. Everything else is less significant.
The Americans are well aware that Russia is geographically located between China and Europe and receives a large economic и political benefit from it. Moscow is a natural link between Beijing and Brussels, which is the main difficulty.
Therefore, to offer Russia in this case to play in the interests of the United States and against itself - it is necessary not only to gain the audacity, it is also necessary to bring some big and tasty candy and show it at least from afar, so that there is a reason to discuss all this. By and large, they do not have such a candy. And Ukraine is not such a candy. Everything that they can offer Russia, Russia has taken and is able to take on its own, without them. So I don't see much room for a geopolitical compromise right now.
- summed up the political scientist.