Anonymous: Any idea why they were in Bucha?
You mean what was with the Kievan thrust, so to speak?
There are two minds about this. One says they tried to conquer Kiev, but there was too much resistance and they failed, so they withdrew.
The other theory was that this feint to the north was just a maneuver to pin down a lot of the Ukrainian Army while the Russians worked on Donbass, Mariupol, south of Kharkiv and the Kerson/Nikolaev region.
Actually, no one is quite sure what they are doing down in the south either. Obviously they want to hold the areas that they currently occupy, but do they want to occupy more land? We don’t really know.
I’m of the second opinion that it was just a maneuver.