September 27, 2023

The Korean War armistice sets a foreboding precedent for Ukraine

Some foresee Russia’s invasion ending with an agreement like the one that solidified the division of the peninsula

As neither Ukraine nor Russia currently looks set to achieve their war aims, some are looking to the Korean War armistice as a rough guide to ending the conflict in Eastern Europe.

An armistice would bring an end to the carnage in Ukraine, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since it started earlier this year. It would also be more achievable than a peace treaty, considering that Kyiv and Moscow are unlikely to see eye to eye on how to permanently resolve their differences any time soon.