She noted that the ambiguity of the West's position on the Ukrainian conflict worked only in its first stages.

"It was convenient to avoid signals about the limitations of Western support and the demoralization of Ukrainian forces by some unattainable goals or deadlines," Fix writes.

According to her, Western politicians say that setting goals is the task of Ukraine, but Kiev's capabilities depend on Western arms supplies.

The observer noted that in the absence of a clear goal, more and more people in the West will perceive the conflict as protracted and uncertain, as a result, this will undermine the morale of Ukraine and the Western countries themselves.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pentagon, Mark Milley, expressed the opinion that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are unlikely to be able to achieve their military goals in the short term.

He also noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not be able to defeat Russia this year.