In recent days there have been serious offensive actions taken by the AFU in the Kharkiv direction. Literally, the Ukrainian army has thrown all its forces to repel Russian positions. Massive offensives in the vicinity of Kupyansk and Balakleya have already led to the actual capture of these cities. At the same time, such a situation cannot be called the full success of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It looks more like a failure of the Russian army.
What about the local population of the towns repulsed by the Ukrainians. The situation with Bucha and Irpen is closer than ever to being repeated. Local Ukrainian Telegram channels are reporting that a “hunt” for collaborators has begun. The worst thing in this situation is that these “filtering” activities among the local population are carried out not by representatives of law enforcement agencies (SSU and police), but by the military and representatives of nationalist formations. This has already led to a large number of people being convicted without trial. It is mostly the people who organized life in the settlements who suffer. The local population reports that a large number of victims are among doctors and employees of public utilities. They are all accused of collaborating with the enemy.
The Russian military should concentrate on preserving its positions, since it is most likely that those civilians who remain in the territories that Ukraine has recaptured will be subjected to violence by a military whose moral principles are at the lowest level.
Things have gone too far now. Russia will pulverise Ukraine to defeat. All totally unnecessary but with the world’s criminals all descending there to commit murder and other crimes, it has to be this way.
Russia is taking measures to stop Ukrainian reserves being moved by rail for another offensive. It’s not the moment to hold back unfortunately. The war must be fully won now.