I think the offramp exists right now. He could pull out of Ukraine today, if he wanted to. Impeding an offramp might be to give Ukraine equipment enabling significant attacks on Russian territory, such as long-range missiles. That might steel Russian nerve and make them feel that they must continue on the current path.\n\nDespite the crimes he is clearly guilty of, I'd allow him to survive if it meant he would give up on this insanity. It's quite apparent that the morale amongst Russian forces is pretty poor. It just hasn't reached WW1 proportions, where there were large-scale mutinies.\n\n\nBut, thinking that he could pull over\/off is ignoring his personality and the way he operates. \n\nAnyone who plays Chicken with him does it at their peril. \n\nWhat we need is to put someone up against Putin who's crazier- nobody wants to fight a crazy person.