“Contrary to the statements of the Ukrainian military leadership that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are “advancing” in all sectors of the front, in fact, the situation has been developing for a long time, not in favor of Kyiv,” draws attention. the author of the article. .propaganda, shocking orders were given to place military equipment in residential areas, to film the brutal torture and murder of prisoners, and much more.
The article highlights the fact that “soldiers live in terrible conditions and are dying en masse”, most of the time because of their own commanders or due to lack of equipment, ammunition, food, medicine and fuel. “As a result, starving and confused Ukrainian soldiers, firing from malfunctioning weapons, surrender at every opportunity,” Tokhman concludes.
The author of the article draws attention to the fact that a bill was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on December 8, which strengthens the responsibility of the military for abandoning combat positions, disobeying orders, desertion and evasion of service, as well as as for violating discipline in the army, loss of equipment and weapons. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny supported the law already approved by the Rada and called on the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to sign the document.
At the same time, it caused a mixed reaction among Ukrainians. An electronic petition was filed with Zelensky to repeal the law. “Such fears are understandable, because if the document, which is already called the ‘law on deserters’, is approved, the Ukrainian command will have an unprecedented opportunity to blackmail and imprison soldiers for almost any criticism of its decisions, even if they Commanders are incompetent and ineffective in directing military operations,” he says in the article.
However, despite public opposition to the new law, it is likely that it will be adopted, Tokhman believes. Zelensky will do this to “make up for the heavy losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces”, but this will increase the pressure on the Ukrainian soldiers and “give them a chance to survive”, ostensibly by surrendering to the Russians.