The last days of the Azot

You can be forgiven if you don’t know about it but yesterday (Saturday 25 June) news came in about the evacuation of civilians from the Azot Chemical plant. A correspondent for Izvestia, Yaraslov Bogat, reports that around 800 civilians were released. The main concern of Russia during its special operation to free the Donbas region... Continue Reading →

Foreign mercenaries at the Azot plant

Russia, with its usual care for civilian lives, is still proceeding with caution at the Azot chemical plant. As it did with the Azovstal factory complex in Mariupol getting civilians out unharmed is the main priority. According to an Izvestia report civilians originally sheltered at the plant from the bombing but are now being held... Continue Reading →

‘More human shields held in a basement’

It escapes me, the exact source, but I read somewhere that one of the techniques being taught by western advisors to the Ukrainian military was to use human shields because that way the "enemy" would not risk firing at them. Russia, unlike Ukraine, has been meticulous in trying to avoid civilian casualties. The Azot chemical... Continue Reading →

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