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Landmines in the “Humanitarian Corridor”. Putin’s Determination to Eradicate Ukraine

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Ukrainians take refuge under a destroyed bridge in the town of Irpin near Kiev (Image: AFP / Afro)

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is in the midst of a quagmire urban war crisis.

Russian troops are closing in on a point several dozen kilometers north of Kyiv. It is only a matter of time before they move in. According to the Institute for the Study of War, a US think tank, an attack is likely to be launched within 96 hours. Symbolic is the information that Russia is hiring Syrian soldiers. Fighting has been a regular occurrence in Syria since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011. The country’s soldiers are good at assaults in urban areas.

According to the Middle Eastern media outlet Al Arabiya, the number of soldiers listed by the agency is more than 20,000. The compensation is about $ 7,000 (about ¥ 810,000) for seven months. Kyiv will be a large city with a population of more than 3 million. In order to control the city, not only Russian troops but also foreign troops who are experienced in urban warfare will be needed.

According to Russian authorities, they are simultaneously preparing a “humanitarian corridor” to evacuate civilians to safe locations to protect them from urban warfare. However, the Russian proposal has been criticized by many countries, especially Ukraine.

Russia’s explanation goes like this. First, civilians in Kyiv will be evacuated to Belarus, a friendly country of Russia. From there, they will be retracts by plane to Russia. The same applies to refugees from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. In this It is conceivable that the Russian side will escalate their demands on the condition that the civilians’ lives be sacrificed. It is conceivable that the Russian side will escalate their demands on the condition that the civilians’ lives be sacrificed.

Three Terrifying Aims

Furthermore, an unbelievable situation is taking place in the “humanitarian corridor,” as Dominik Stillhart, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, stated in an interview with the British media outlet BBC on March 7.

Our staff in Mariupol (in eastern Ukraine) found landmines buried in the road for civilian evacuation. (It is very dangerous to use the ‘humanitarian corridor’ before [Russia and Ukraine] agreed on the details. “

Behind Russia’s push for the “humanitarian corridor” is the frightening aim of President Vladimir Putin, 69.

Some 150,000 Russian troops are deployed in Ukraine. But Ukraine is a large country. It is 1.6 times the size of Japan and has a population of nearly 44 million. To overrun the entire territory, nearly 1 million troops, including support units, would be With Russia’s current national strength, it would be impossible to raise the necessary funds. This would be even more so if it were subjected to severe economic sanctions from other countries as a result of the recent invasion of Ukraine.

We believe that President Putin has two aims. First, to reduce the population of Ukraine through the “humanitarian corridor. If they are relocated to Russia, they could become a valuable labor force.

Secondly, to gain a greater cause. By establishing the “humanitarian corridor,” there would be no civilians in the cities. This would give them an excuse to carry out indiscriminate attacks using inhumane weapons of mass destruction. It is clear that they want to destroy the cities in one fell swoop, rather than conquer them individually, which would take time and a great deal of effort.

President Putin has suggested the use of nuclear weapons. The campaign to annihilate Ukraine is gradually becoming a reality.

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