What’s lay behind the Ukrainian president’s decision to evacuate the Donbas region?

By: The political advisor


A few days ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a decision that was shocking to some!

The Ukrainian President has asked his government to start implementing an immediate evacuation of the entire Donetsk region, with a forced eviction of the population from the region.

It is known that the Donetsk region, which is still witnessing battles with the Russian forces and the People’s Defense Forces of the Autonomous Republic of Donetsk.

In a televised speech, the Ukrainian president announced that hundreds of thousands of people who are still in the fighting zones in the Donbas region, which includes the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, must leave immediately.

“The more people leave the Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill,” Zelensky added in his speech, adding that “the population will be compensated”.

This Kyiv decision, aimed at carrying out the evacuation of the population from the still-battled area, is first of all a tacit admission that Kyiv has effectively lost its control over it.

It is only a short period, and the Russian forces will be able to control the entire region before the onset of winter, and perhaps then move to the next step.

The implementation of the evacuation process before the winter season is a step in that direction.

However, the problem with the Ukrainian president’s decision means the displacement of the Russian population in that region, and if this is done, it is through the displacement of the population, which is a compulsory and not a voluntary decision, which means that the idea behind that decision hides in its secret intentions completely different from the apparent expectation that mentioned above.

The Ukrainian president’s decision to forcibly evacuate the population in the Denbas region will cause a dispute between the Kyiv authority and the southeast of the country, because the displacement is forcible, and therefore, the implicit goals lie in trying to force many young men from that region to conscript to fight, especially after losses The catastrophe that Kyiv received in the field since the beginning of the Russian operation on the twenty-fourth of last February.

As for the second of those intentions, it seems to be an attempt to withdraw an important power card for Russia, which is the popular incubator that stands with the Russian forces working to liberate the region’s residents after years of suffering.

At the diplomatic and international level, Kyiv’s decision inevitably means preventing Russia from implementing the stage of integrating the residents of the Donbass by granting them Russian citizenship, because if Kyiv succeeds, this will deprive Russia of providing evidence to the world that the residents of the region are loyal to Russia, and therefore with their acquisition On Russian citizenship, there will be pressure to obtain international recognition of the right of self-determination for the people of the region by putting forward the idea of ​​holding a popular referendum if the issue is discussed internationally.

On the other hand, Kyiv’s decision will be to hide a dirty scheme that Kiev may resort to after evacuating the population, which is to follow a scorched-earth policy, by withdrawing the popular incubator, and evacuating the area, then using brutal firepower that turns that area into ashes.

It is worth noting that the Ukrainian forces are taking advantage of the operational pause that was announced some time ago by the Russian forces, to prepare for the second phase of completing the operations, by launching the Ukrainian forces recently for a number of attacks on another front, which is the southern front.

Over the past few days, the Ukrainian forces succeeded in making breakthroughs in the northern borders of the Kherson region.

According to information broadcast by Western media, the counter pressure from the Ukrainian forces in the south succeeded in disrupting the Russian advance, as the rail traffic to Kherson via the Dnipro River was stopped, which may further isolate the Russian forces west of the river from supplies coming from the east. and Crimea.

In recent days, Ukrainian forces have been using long-range missile systems acquired from the United States and European countries, which have damaged three bridges on the Dnipro River in recent weeks, which led to the isolation of the Kherson region.

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