Kremlin officials are hopeful that Russia will win the Ukraine war by fall, Meduza reported.
The officials expect European nations to tire of sending weapons and military aid, the report said.
Kremlin officials are hopeful that Western nations will tire of supporting Ukraine, allowing Russian win the war towards the end of the year, according to a report.
"We'll grind them down in the end," one source close to the Kremlin told the independent Russian news outlet Meduza.
The bare minimum, said one source, would be capturing the eastern Donbas region where Ukraine has been fighting since 2014.
Ukraine's allies have in recent days given statements contrary to those Meduza attributed to the Kremlin, pledging continued support.
Ukraine has long criticized the sanctions on Russia as incomplete, which it says is making the war longer and more painful. »