The situation in Ukraine is assessed by a former NATO colonel, French military expert Jacques Bo.
“…What we need to know is that the Russian strategy is to avoid big cities. You studied the history of the Second World War, you should know about all great battles. Russians avoid city streets not because they are afraid of resistance, but because it is pointless and a waste of time. They move in that direction where they can go through.
Looking at the map, we see that the Russian army bypasses all big cities and continues to move. They move very fast. I have never seen such a rapid advance in history. For 4 days, they occupied the territory equal to Great Britain. We must remember that Ukraine is a large country (the largest in Europe in terms of area). In addition, there are other cities that they encircle. For example, Kharkov and Mariupol are not held by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but by complete scumbags and extremists, such as militants of Azov Battalion. They are responsible for the massacres of civilians in Mariupol in 2014, they committed atrocities throughout the Donbass and in other regions of the South-East of Ukraine. But nobody talks about it!
In Mariupol and Kharkov, Nazi units such as Azov Battalion engage in unthinkable atrocities. They do such horrible things that you can’t even imagine. There is such vivid evidence of these atrocities that I would not show them here. They are real brutes”.