Citizen resistance makes the invader look bad


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The various tactics employed by the Ukrainians to counter the Russian invasion have so far been effective; they make the Pentagon say that Putin seemed “increasingly frustrated” by the firm resistance of his neighbor.

Many very surprising videos have made the rounds of the Web.

In Bakhmach, between Kiev and Kharkiv, civilians stood in front of a Russian tank to try to stop it. CNN has confirmed the authenticity of the video.

Ukrainian civilians tried to fend off Russian tanks in Bakhmach, a town about 100 kilometers from the border with Russia.  On a video, we see a man climbing on the moving tank, clinging to the gun.  2. He throws himself off the tank and tries to slow down his advance.

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Ukrainian civilians tried to fend off Russian tanks in Bakhmach, a town about 100 kilometers from the border with Russia. On a video, we see a man climbing on the moving tank, clinging to the gun. 2. He throws himself off the tank and tries to slow down his advance.

The Guardian News, for its part, presents a video of a Russian tank running out of gas in Sumy, not far from Bakhmach. A Ukrainian civilian stops his car and offers to tow it to Russia. Another video shows a lone man in the middle of a column of armored vehicles on the road.

He is then joined by compatriots to block the road to the engine of war.

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He is then joined by compatriots to block the road to the engine of war.

“We estimate that more than 50% of the force that Vladimir Putin has amassed against Ukraine […] is engaged” in the country, a senior US Department of Defense official said on condition of anonymity.

He was speaking minutes before an announcement by the Russian Defense Ministry that “all units have been ordered to expand the offensive in all directions”.

The Pentagon estimates that since Russia launched its military offensive at dawn on Thursday, its forces in northern, eastern and southern Ukraine — more than 150,000 troops equipped with heavy tanks, bombers, missiles — did not advance as fast as Moscow had hoped.

Ukrainian soldiers search for and recover unexploded shells following heavy fighting against Russian troops in Kyiv.

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Ukrainian soldiers search for and recover unexploded shells following heavy fighting against Russian troops in Kyiv.

“We also continue to see signs of a viable Ukrainian resistance. We believe the Russians are growing increasingly frustrated with their loss of momentum over the past 24 hours,” the US official said.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the resistance of his people. He had already encouraged them to make Molotov cocktails and he had ordered the conscription of men between the ages of 18 and 60, a considerable force in a country of 44 million people.

Clearly, a brewery in Lviv, in the north of the country, near the border with Poland, heard the president’s message. Instead of brewing beer, Pravda will brew Molotov cocktails, it proudly announced on its Facebook page.

Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by the Ukrainian army on the side of a road in the Lugansk region.

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Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by the Ukrainian army on the side of a road in the Lugansk region.

For Dominique Arel, holder of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, the motivation of Ukrainians is beyond doubt.

“You have to understand that the war could very quickly switch to urban guerrilla warfare, with freshly armed civilians operating in small groups, whether they are technically mobilized or not. What you need to remember is minus the theoretical figure of five million [de civils mobilisés] that there is currently in Ukraine, outside the self-proclaimed republics of the Donbas, no social or political force ready to welcome the Russian army or to collaborate with it”, launched Mr. Arel.

— With AFP and QMI Agency


Some photos that we publish today in The newspaper are particularly harsh and difficult to watch. We are well aware of this, but we have decided to publish them in order to show all the horror and violence of a war. We consider it our role to show the reality that the people of Ukraine are living, even if it is shocking. The vast majority of our readers are adults and are knowledgeable. However, we recommend that parents do not let their children watch them alone and without explanation.



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