Listed here are the Newest Devolpments within the Ukraine struggle
…from the New York Instances
[ Editor’s Note: Kiev bites the bullet and decides that forcing the Azov troops in the Mariupol Steel Mill to fight to the death may not be fair to them. Imagine that. Their lives will be spared, for a while anyway.
All of them are war criminals and I doubt they will get the velvet glove treatment from Russia, but the war crimes treatment, a long detailed war crimes trial with long sentences for those convicted. Those of high value could be swapped.
Regular Ukrainian soldiers would be expected to be swapped for regular Russian soldiers. But what Kiev did is bring the Nazis into the Ukrainian army thinking that would give them some immunity from war crimes prosecutions.
But what Ukraine might do in response is just take a bunch of regular Russian Pows, annoit them as some alternate equivalent of the Ukie Nazis, and hold war crimes trials for them. Then Russia might respond to doing the same with regular Ukraina soldiers.
All during this ongoing POW debate NATO and Western press would be totally supporting whatever Kiev did no matter how nasty. But the Kiev govenment people have a target hanging on them for staging things like Bucha, which will be easy to prove in court.
Foreign mercenaries are another category. Are they illegal, or legal, where they are due the Geneva convention treatment.
As for Russiafying captured territory, I would present that ethnic Russians living in Ukraine for generations can make a good case to unite with Russia formally, especially after the abuse incurred by Kiev with its Neo-Nazis.
As for the elements in Western governments that used NeoNazis offensively against Russians in Ukraine, something that would appear to be a war crime to me, the kind for which there is no immunity in a just world. Just ask the ghosts of the Germans hanged after WWII.
Thus ends my cheery missive for today as I hope for all the crazy people to come to their senses and spare the rest of us being dragged through all of this… Jim W. Dean ]
First Printed … Could 17, 2022
The bloodiest battle of the struggle in Ukraine resulted in Mariupol on Tuesday, lengthy after town itself was obliterated, because the Ukrainian army ordered fighters holed up at a metal mill to give up and dozens of their comrades had been evacuated to Russian-held territory aboard buses emblazoned with the Russian struggle emblem “Z.”
Ukraine’s determination to finish fight on the sprawling Azovstal metal plant gave Moscow full management over an enormous sweep of southern Ukraine, stretching from the Russian border to Crimea, as Russian forces seemed to be fortifying their maintain over elements of the south that they seized early of their invasion.
Whilst Russia’s onslaught in japanese Ukraine struggles, the developments within the south underscore how a lot territory Moscow has captured, and recommend that Ukrainian forces will face steep challenges in making an attempt to regain it.
Alongside a path of land stretching greater than 500 miles from Luhansk within the east to Kherson on the Black Sea, the Ukrainian army stated Russian forces had been constructing defensive positions, putting in proxy governments and taking steps to “Russify” the inhabitants.
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