Russian Troops and Ukrainian Town Negotiate to Leave Each Other Alone

No Ukrainian military, no civilian assault rifles — no Russians

Source: The Guardian

A mayor in a Ukrainian town occupied by Russian forces has been released from captivity [actually he was just absent for negotiations] and the soldiers have agreed to leave after a mass protest by residents.

Slavutych, a northern town close to the Chernobyl nuclear site, was taken by Russian forces but stun grenades and overhead fire failed to disperse unarmed protesters on its main square on Saturday.

The crowd demanded the release of mayor Yuri Fomichev, who had been taken prisoner by the Russian troops.

Attempts by Russian troops to intimidate the growing protest failed and on Saturday afternoon Fomichev was let go by his captors.

An agreement was made that the Russians would leave the town if those with arms handed them over to the mayor with a dispensation for those with hunting rifles.

Fomichev told those protesting that the Russians had agreed to withdraw “if there are no [Ukrainian] military in the city”.

The deal struck, the mayor said, was that the Russians would make a search for Ukrainian soldiers and arms and then depart. One Russian checkpoint outside the city would remain.

The incident highlights the struggle that Russian forces have faced even where they have had military victories.

  1. Ilya G Poimandres says

    Jesus, the Guardian.

    1. EstibenDelMar says

      In this specific and unique case, the reporting by the guardian is not thaaaattttt bad!! Yes they paint it the way their masters say but not that much and they cant report Russ MoD word by word.

      1. Ilya G Poimandres says

        Yeah, fair. I visit their site to see the other side, and I get that all sides need to be reported to not fall into some propaganda.. but damn, Guardian – almost all of their reporting has been upside down for a looong time, so I don’t even know how much salt I should swallow before reading a single word they write!

        1. ken says

          Salt doesn’t work,,, you must eat shit to acclimate. Once you eat enough then the taste and smell won’t bother you.

    2. ken says

      Yeah,,, The propaganda is so thick it can be spread like butter. The Guardian (lol), remember them telling everyone to ‘obey’ the lockdowns, mask ‘rules’ and take the killer shots. now plural. What a useless rag…

  2. Kointel Killah says

    All we are saying, is give tweets a chance.

    15 Tweets to Slow The Reds!

  3. SteveK9 says

    The reporting is ridiculous. This is exactly what Russia wants.

    1. Kolokol says

      I got the impression that the sounds of gunfire were from a loudspeaker. Just an impression, but with all that firing one expect to see a bullet hit somewhere.

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