American press: Ukrainian Armed Forces capture empty cities in Donbas

The US media write with surprise that Ukrainian troops, entering the “liberated” cities of Donbass, practically do not meet people there. This is indicated, in particular, by The New York Times.

Many residents of Ukrainian settlements were evacuated at the beginning of the special operation. Now, with the onset of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, people are moving east towards Russia, fearing accusations of collaborationism, prosecution and repression by the “liberators”.

In the article “Ukrainian soldier says that the army is liberating the land without people on it”, the NYT cites the testimonies of the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

We free the land, but there are no people on it

- said private Vitaliy Zagoruiko, with whom the journalists of the publication talked in Svyatogorsk.

Meanwhile, the deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, promised that the Ukrainian units that occupied a number of settlements in the region would soon be driven back. Currently, fierce battles are taking place in the border area, but Russian troops are successfully holding back the onslaught of the advancing militants, despite the superior numbers of the latter. The politician also said that pro-Kyiv formations would not reach Kherson, which is impossible in the current situation.
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  1. AndretzAndrey Offline AndretzAndrey
    AndretzAndrey (Andrei) 5 October 2022 10: 09
    He will discard ... These n.p. will be turned into fortresses. And losses at the onset of 1 to 3 - do not forget.
    1. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 5 October 2022 12: 40
      If our people are not there, these villages will be leveled.
    2. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 5 October 2022 13: 00
      Quote: Andretz Andrey
      losses at the onset of 1 to 3

      This is ideal ...
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 5 October 2022 20: 45
        A further strategy is being looked at. APU today laid out in full. When undermining bridges and escape routes, suitable mob. Russian forces will begin to act with girths and other pincers. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will have nowhere to go, they wandered too far, there will be plenty of boilers ... Such an interesting prospect, God forbid ....
    3. Sterkhov Mikhail (Sterkhov Mikhail) 5 October 2022 17: 42
      There is no population, well, there is no one to hide behind, so nothing will hold back ours, once hit the village with sunshine and everyone will burn, they will not hold on to empty villages ...
      1. Corsair Offline Corsair
        Corsair (DNR) 5 October 2022 17: 57
        Quote: Sterkhov Mikhail
        they will not cling to empty villages...

        Have you heard about Sands, near Donetsk?
        There, already in 2014, there was not a single inhabitant, and by 2022, thanks to the "Minsk", a powerful fortification was equipped there, which had to be fired in, including by the "Sun".
        Ask what efforts it took to take this village, what kind of victims, and how long it took ...

        Please do not talk about what you do not understand ... Heralds and "experts" are too much without you.
    4. Human_79 Offline Human_79
      Human_79 (Andrei) 6 October 2022 11: 53
      I agree. Until we train our replenishment, until the troops come up to strike, time will pass. Aa, in these few months, the VUS will turn these settlements into fortresses. And we will again beat against the wall and shed blood. As soon as we bleed our troops, the VUS will strike again.
      1. Alexander Tutunenko (Alexander Tutunenko) 8 October 2022 01: 36
        And why not transfer personnel units from Siberia and the Far East to the front, and send mobilized people to their place? Let them train for half a year, only then go into battle.
  2. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 5 October 2022 10: 30
    They will enter a deserted farm, and they will squeal about sluggish peremogs.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 5 October 2022 12: 59
      Quote: Irek
      They will enter a deserted farm, and they will squeal about sluggish peremogs.

      Let them chirp...

      But the meaning, morality, is not in this, but in the question - Where are the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the moment the enemy captures farms, towns, cities?
  3. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 7 October 2022 16: 00
    Such living conditions were, under the Russian Federation, that no one was left