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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has long been a horror show, as the Kremlin’s underprepared and undertrained troops resort to ever-worsening atrocities as their military abilities continue to wain.
To put it bluntly, Russia is failing mightily in the conflict, having believed that they would take Kyiv in a weekend and now moving the goalposts frequently three months into the war.
The latest horrific and heinous evidence of the Kremlin’s war crimes comes after Ukrainian authorities discovered 200 civilian bodies in the basement of a Mariupol building.
Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war.
The bodies were decomposing and the stench hung over the neighborhood, said Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor. He did not say when they were discovered, but the sheer number of victims makes it one of the deadliest known attacks of the war.
Russia has been repeatedly targeting civilians throughout the conflict, and Ukrainian leaders have been stern in their rebukes of the Kremlin’s atrocious strategy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the Russians of waging “total war” and seeking to inflict as much death and destruction as possible on his country.
“Indeed, there has not been such a war on the European continent for 77 years,” Zelensky said, referring to end of World War II.
The first war crimes trial of the conflict ended just days ago after a young Russian tank commander was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to gunning down an unarmed and innocent bystander.
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