Martial law as a propaganda weapon? No doubt. Both sides want to benefit from it. But there is one difference: the Russians want to fabricate a justification for their war of aggression with a tribunal. The Azov soldiers are supposed to be key witnesses and culprits in one – alleged “Nazis” who committed genocide against Russians and whom Russia put a stop to with the war. But the Ukrainians are concerned with punishing obvious war crimes. Carrying out a fair trial while the military conflict is still in progress hardly seems possible. Those who really seek justice should wait for the time after the war.

You won’t be able to get back on your feet for years to come.