The War in Ukraine

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61441907

Ukraine has started its first war crimes trial since the beginning of Russia's invasion, with a 21-year-old soldier appearing in the dock accused of killing an unarmed civilian.

Vadim Shishimarin appeared at a preliminary hearing in Kyiv. He faces life in prison if convicted.

Ukraine says it has identified thousands of potential war crimes committed by Russia.

Russia has denied targeting civilians and made no comment on the trial.

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7d9gj/russian-soldier-grenade-ukrainian-piano

 

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Russian Soldiers Planted Grenade Inside a 10-Year-Old Ukrainian’s Piano, Mom Says

“The door to our apartment was broken into, everything was scattered in the apartment, many things were damaged and looted,” Tatiana told VICE News.

But at least the soldiers hadn’t destroyed the piano her 10-year-old daughter Darinka loved to play. 

Tatiana did notice, however, that the scores of medals and trophies Darinka won for piano, theater, singing, and chess in recent years, which were carefully arranged on top of the piano, had been moved and put back incorrectly.

As Tatiana idly ran her fingers along the piano keys, four or five of them didn’t move. 

“The men called specialists, sappers arrived,” Tatiana said. “While they were clearing the piano, we waited outside the apartment. When the specialists left the apartment, they reported that a grenade had been planted in the children’s piano.”

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

 

Chechens?

I didn't expect you to believe in the "cruel Muslims" cliche. 

 

Nope, these are the same Russians that did Bucha massacre. However, mining civilian apartments before leaving is reported all over Ukraine. Basically, the authorities warn that returning to the apartments before explosive technicians check them is dangerous. 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, yourkeau said:

I didn't expect you to believe in the "cruel Muslims" cliche. 

 

Nope, these are the same Russians that did Bucha massacre. However, mining civilian apartments before leaving is reported all over Ukraine. Basically, the authorities warn that returning to the apartments before explosive technicians check them is dangerous. 

Nah it's not because they're Muslim. It's their reputation as especially stinky pieces of shit. The mercenaries, not all Chechens. Clearly, the non-Chechens are as bad, though I have read about knife torture in the Caucasus being particularly gruesome. Didn't they also execute people by running them over with tanks?

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This is appalling

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61442387

Since Russian forces were pushed back from Kyiv at the end of March, the bodies of more than 1,000 civilians have been discovered in the Bucha region - many hastily buried in shallow graves. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has been investigating what happened at a children's summer camp - now being treated as a crime scene.

It is easy to miss the killing spot at first in the gloom. But in a cold, damp basement on the edge of the woods that made Bucha a popular get-away spot before the war, five Ukrainian men were forced to their knees and shot in the head.

To the right of the entrance, there are stones coated in blood that has turned dark red. Lying among that is a blue woollen hat with an exit hole in one side and its rim soaked in blood. In the wall, I counted at least a dozen bullet holes.

 

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8 hours ago, yourkeau said:

I didn't expect you to believe in the "cruel Muslims" cliche.

Chechens have a bad reputation because they´re Chechens not because they´re Moslems.

Most people who have ever fought with or against Chechens say they are nasty people.

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This clip is really worth checking out.

Highly unusual and perhaps an indication that the Russians are gradually realising the reality of the situation beyond the "victory" rhetoric.

 

 

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Now all the Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and Ferraris can't be delivered to the oligarchs...

 

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Huh? I'm kinda lost for comment.

 

At the complete and utter shite that comes out of Moscow's mouth. Day after day after day...

 

I sometimes think I'm living in an alternative reality.

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8 hours ago, john_b said:

This clip is really worth checking out.

Highly unusual and perhaps an indication that the Russians are gradually realising the reality of the situation beyond the "victory" rhetoric.

 

 

This particular guy did not "realize", he is a military expert and has warned about this outcome before the war. 

 

This is one of the few guys who are allowed to tell the truth on Russian TV. I don't know, why. Perhaps, to please Putin loyalists that are not stupid. 

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As long as the west keeps giving weapons and food to Ukraine, the Russians don't stand a chance. Now the question is what Putin will do when pushed against the wall.

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

Putin's Russia doesn't appear to be the big, swinging dick that he portrayed.

I remember back when the cheap Russian cars began arriving in the UK, it wasn't long before they became a familiar sight, mostly broken down at the roadside

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