Surrender of militantsAzov“* in Mariupol had a greater effect than if they were destroyed, the political scientist believes Igor Dimitriev. After that, the Ukrainian servicemen “do not resist so much,” he said.
“The surrender of the Azov Regiment and the Ukrainian marines in Mariupol is a success of the Russian side much greater than their destruction. Maybe you noticed that after that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not so resistant,” the expert said.
Dimitriev emphasized the high efficiency of non-military methods of solving problems in the special operation zone. As an example, he cited Syria, where it was possible through negotiations to “split” the Bedouins from the Islamists.
In mid-May, about 2,500 Azov fighters and servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol and surrendered to the Russian army.
*Ukrainian nationalist battalion, whose activities are recognized as extremist and terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation.