Neither side is backing down.
Turkey doesn’t want to go out of Idlib
Russia wants to continue operation until all of Idlib is taken back by Syrian Army.
Russia pointed out today it is the “worst case scenario” if Turkey attacks Syrian army forces.
Today, Erdogan pointed out Idlib operation is imminent!
Turkey will definitely start the operation very soon, and Russia will respond.
Erdogan does all this to win the favor of NATO back (he lost it by attacking Northeast Syria last year)
And NATO is more than willing to see Russia fight with Turkey and lose resources and get weakened. And there is a possibility it gets out of control and NATO has to get involved.
This is the doom you were waiting for!
h/t Samael Milcham