As Ambassador Chaly unveiled during his discourse at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), Putin embarked on a rather surprising journey toward peace with Ukraine in April 2022. Chaly’s insights, stemming from his deep involvement within the Ukrainian delegation, shed light on Putin’s purported endeavors. While Chaly painted a picture of genuine attempts from the Russian side, questions lingered regarding the authenticity of Putin’s intentions amid the ongoing conflict’s complexities.