Russian invaders forbidden to retreat under threat of being shot, intercept shows / The New Voice of Ukraine

In order to stop their forces’ retreating, Russian commanders were forced to once again remind their subordinates about the prohibition against voluntary withdrawals from positions, as well as about the possibility that rear blocking units might open fire on them, the intelligence said.

“At the same time, they (commanders) refer to commander’s order No. 222,” reads the report.

“Apparently, it is analogous with (Soviet dictator Josef) Stalin’s infamous order No. 227 of June 28, 1942, according to which Soviet soldiers were shot at … (if they tried) to retreat.”

Source: Russian invaders forbidden to retreat under threat of being shot, intercept shows / The New Voice of Ukraine

5 thoughts on “Russian invaders forbidden to retreat under threat of being shot, intercept shows / The New Voice of Ukraine”

    1. In US, they would stand trial-court martial. According to google search just one US soldier tried and executed since US Civil War. Outlawed in 1930 UK. French 4 in WWI. Germany many.

    2. Yes, I am sure there were many shot in Germany. That’s how they kept people in place. Or they threatened to harm their families, that was another popular means of force them to stay in place. Not much different from Stalin.

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