What will Ukraine do with Russian collaborators? Revenge would be a mistake
What will Ukraine do with Russian collaborators? Revenge would be a mistake
Op-Ed / Europe & Central Asia 1 minute

What will Ukraine do with Russian collaborators? Revenge would be a mistake

Mass indictments would sow suspicion in communities, overwhelm the legal system and sideline a vital workforce

Ukrainian forces are in the midst of a counteroffensive aimed at liberating all of the country, including regions under occupation since 2014. If they are successful, they face the challenge not just of physically rebuilding decimated areas and documenting Russian war crimes, but also of how to deal with Ukrainian collaborators – people who are judged to have aided and abetted the occupation.

The full article can be read on The Guardian's website.

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