The Irish Anti-War Movement

The Irish Times view on Russian atrocities in Ukraine: Bucha must be a turning point; 060422


After the documented horrors inflicted by Russian forces in Syria and in Chechnya under the rule of Vladimir Putin, there was a grim inevitability about the horrific images that emerged from towns surrounding Kyiv after their liberation by Ukrainian forces in recent days. Still, the footage of bodies in the street, many apparently shot at close range, and of civilians in mass graves, their hands tied behind them, were profoundly shocking. They call to mind some of the darkest periods of European history. And they demand a concerted international effort to hold Putin accountable.

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