In these videos Alex Christeforou and Alexander Mercouris show how the Russians are using similar tactics as they did in Syria: they surround a city in a ‘cauldron’ and use diplomacy to allow civilians and participants to evacuate.
Ceasefire and the purpose of humanitarian corridors. Ukraine Update
This is further explained here. Col. Douglas MacGregor is not nobody.
“In 2019, Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) General Staff made MacGregor’s 2003 book, Transformation under Fire, required reading for all officers in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and above. On February 17, 2020, Macgregor traveled to Israel as a guest of the IDF Chief of Staff to meet with the IDF General Staff, and many of his senior officers to discuss General Kohavi’s ongoing initiative to transform the IDF for future warfighting missions in the 21st century.”