dead photos Residents of the Ukrainian city of Potsja Shocked the whole world.
Experts are now warning that one may have to hang on to more.
In the War School, Lieutenant Colonel Pale Yedstepo believes that Russia is using an ancient and well-known tactic, and fears more shocking discoveries in the near future.
– I’m afraid of him. The Russians carried out kidnappings in relatively large numbers, and after the towns of Kharkiv and near Izum there are reports of concentration camps for civilians being picked, interrogated and sent.
Satellite images confirmed the existence of these camps, and several similar facilities were reported, including near the city of Kherson.
Gather the opponents in the camps
Ydstebø says Russia is known for tactics in which important people in the local community, civic authority, and government people are taken out and sent.
The goal, among other things, is to weaken the leadership and morale in the resistance resistance against the invading force.
This pattern goes back to the way Russia used to dominate Eastern Europe, before and after World War II. Ydstebø says they simply take in people who could pose a threat to them.
Lt. Col. Hagen Carlsen has made it clear that all potential war crimes must be documented, so that those responsible can be held responsible for the right ones.
– There are horrific pictures of Batsha. I don’t know if there is a strategy behind this, but it is clear that the President and Prime Minister Putin ordered this aggressive war. Carlsen says he’s responsible.
Putin on the bench?
He also believes there is reason to fear more brutal impressions, with the Russians withdrawing from the various regions.
– I think we should be afraid of the new cruel images, not least from Mariupol, which are all pebbles.
Russia has consistently denied any involvement in the massacre of civilians in Botsja Satellite images reveal the killing of citizens While the Russian soldiers were in the area.
– How do you assess the possibility of bringing Putin to justice for war crimes?
– I think we should leave that to the international law lawyers, and then we have to conduct a thorough investigation so that no one doubts the outcome, says Carlsen.
The joker is in everything
So far the war continues and is now in its sixth week.
Russian forces withdrew from the Kyiv region, and, according to Ydstebø, it may appear that the soldiers are now giving priority to the breakaway republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.
One of the stated aims of the war was that the separatists should control the entire provinces. One could expect an attack there, with the goal of isolating Luhansk and Donetsk from the rest of Ukraine. This way they can lock up Ukrainian forces there and prevent reinforcements from arriving.
Ydstebø believes that this is not a new strategy, but rather a modification in the wake of all the losses incurred by Russian forces during the six weeks.
– So he’s the Joker in all of that – How will Ukraine face this attack? Will they remain passive, or will they be active and try to disrupt the preparations and start the Russians? Maybe they want to start their counterattack? remains to be seen.
end of war?
Ydstebø still believes they will see many tough matches ahead – especially in the south.
– It all depends on the opportunities that the Ukrainians themselves see. They read the picture very differently from the one we are sitting far from, and thought about their perception of landing this war. I still think we envision a period of regular warfare before the parties become so exhausted that they choose to go to the negotiating table.
The Lieutenant Colonel was impressed by the Ukrainians’ ability to take the initiative and take advantage of military opportunities when they appeared. An example is the Ukrainian clashes around Kyiv and in the north.
– How can Ukrainians better defend themselves in the future?
– I think it will be a mixture between disrupting and dismantling Russian offensive preparations, as the dynamics of the war open up more possibilities, says Yedstepo.
NATO foreign ministers will meet this week in Brussels. Lieutenant Colonel Hagen Carlsen believes that there will be significant political pressure to impose further sanctions on Russia.
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