Army Group A. The battles ended with the evacuation of the Crimea by the Germans. German and Romanian forces suffered considerable losses during the evacuation. During late and early , the Wehrmacht was pressed back along its entire front line in the east. During the following months, the Red Army pushed back the Wehrmacht in southern Ukraine , eventually cutting off the land-based connection of 17th Army through the Perekop Isthmus in November
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Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation
Beevor is careful to qualify any suggestion that what happened from onwards is in any way typical of male behaviour in peacetime. His account of the siege of Berlin, however, promises to be more controversial. To understand why the rape of Germany was so uniquely terrible, the context is essential. Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia in , began the most genocidal conflict in history. Perhaps 30 million inhabitants of the Soviet Union are now thought to have died during the war, including more than three million who were deliberately starved in German PoW camps.
The vast majority of people in Ukraine speak Ukrainian , which is written with a form of the Cyrillic alphabet. The language—belonging with Russian and Belarusian to the East Slavic branch of the Slavic language family—is closely related to Russian but also has distinct similarities to the Polish language. Russian is the most important minority language. During the rule of imperial Russia and under the Soviet Union, Russian was the common language of government administration and public life in Ukraine.