WAKA is 'the music of the Primes'.

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

As the Commander of.

An ‘elves’ Special Reconnaissance Unit.

He fought in ‘elves’ surprise offensive.

In Kharkiv in the autumn of 2022.

 

Which pushed back.

An initial ‘orcs’ invasion.

All the way back.

To the border.

 

But now he and his men.

Are facing the prospect.

Of doing the same.

All over again.

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

‘Orcs’ forces have.

In recent days.

Made small but.

Significant gains.

 

Right along the border.

In the Kharkiv region.

Their advances are only.

A few miles deep.

 

But have swallowed up around.

100km of ‘elves’ territory.

He wants to know.

What happened to ‘elves’ defences.

 

In the more heavily defended.

East of Ukraine.

It’s taken ‘Mordor’ months.

To achieve the same.

 

‘Mordor’ claims its forces.

Have now entered.

The border town of Vovchansk.

Which Ukraine disputes.

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

The town has come under.

Heavy bombing in recent days.

And several thousand residents.

Have been evacuated.

 

He wants to know.

What happened to ‘elves’ defences.

“There was no.

First line of defence.”

 

“We saw it.

The ‘orcs’ just walked in.

They just walked in.

Without any mined fields.”

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

He shows you video.

From a drone feed.

Taken a few days ago.

Of small columns of ‘orcs’ troops.

 

Simply walking across.

The border, unopposed.

He wants to know.

What happened to ‘elves’ defences.

 

He says officials had.

Claimed that defences were.

Being built.

At huge cost.

 

But in his view.

Those defences simply weren’t there.

He wants to know.

What happened to ‘elves’ defences.

 

“Either it was an act of.

Negligence, or corruption.

It wasn’t a failure.

It was a betrayal”.

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

Speaking from a park in Kharkiv.

He says within an hour.

He’ll be back.

On the front line.

 

With his men close to.

The town of Vovchansk.

Just 5km from.

The ‘orcs’ border.

 

‘Orcs’ troops are.

Already reported.

To have entered.

The edge of the town.

 

He fears it could soon.

Be back in ‘orcs’ hands.

He wants to know.

What happened to ‘elves’ defences.

 

He says he believes.

‘Orcs’ forces will try.

To focus on the East and.

To capture the entire Donbas.

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

But he says ‘Mordor’ is also trying.

To exploit ‘elves’ weaknesses.

Right across the 1,000km front.

In Kharkiv they’ve found one.

 

“Of course I’m angry.

When we were fighting back.

For this territory in 2022.

We lost thousands of people.”

 

“We risked our lives.

And now because someone.

Didn’t build fortifications.

We’re losing people again.”

 

 

Everyone knew that.

This incursion was.

Likely to happen.

He is angry.

 

 

*Because I read “The Russians simply walked in, Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv tell BBC” by Jonathan Beale on 13 May 2024, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 Apr 2022, on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem, including a story of Denys.
Please read the original story on the BBC news:

Russians simply walked in, Ukraine troops in Kharkiv tell BBC