There have been several reports from Ukraine during the recent war, where a "humanitarian corridor" is supposedly set up so that civilians can leave their city under siege, but is not respected.

What reasons are their for either side of the war to not respect the designated corridors and cease fires?

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    Could you post the links to such reports? On the one hand, the war crimes are certainly happening; on the other hand, in the climate of the current ifnormation war one shouldn't trust everything one hears.
    – Roger V.
    Mar 9, 2022 at 7:51
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    You could add a few possible items to your list; for example, using terror to force Ukraine to surrender. Weapons being so useless they land in the wrong place. Soldiers being undisciplined and firing randomly. Putin reacting with fury because the Ukrainians are making a mockery of his vaunted army. etcetera
    – RedSonja
    Mar 9, 2022 at 8:18
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    Smells a bit of propaganda. Edit as suggested in comments.
    – RedSonja
    Mar 9, 2022 at 8:19
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    You lack an option: To instill fear and to break Ukrainian morale. To make Selenskyy capitulate to stop the suffering. But the reasons the Russians have are all speculation, so I won't provide this as an answer. Suffice to say, if you think sinister enough, there is ample reason to target the population. Think of the allied firebombing of Dresden and other german cities in WWII.
    – Polygnome
    Mar 9, 2022 at 8:44
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    I'm a bit surprised that my question seems to be taken as a pro-Russian stance, I believe any rational person will see Ukraine as the victim in this conflict. But sympathising with them does not mean one should not ask questions about Russian strategy
    – Wouter
    Mar 9, 2022 at 9:15


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