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Mon Jun 20, 2022, 02:04 PM

Hundreds of civilians missing, taken or simply gone: The untold toll of the Ukraine war

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/hundreds-of-civilians-missing-taken-or-simply-gone-the-untold-toll-of-the-ukraine-war/ar-AAYDPbF

For nearly four months, the world has watched in horror as Russian forces flattened Ukrainian cities, with images of slaughtered civilians in Bucha and Mariupol attracting international outrage and prompting Western powers to increase their military aid. But all the while a less visible phenomenon was taking place in homes, at checkpoints, during street protests: Russian soldiers were detaining and abducting hundreds — perhaps thousands — of civilians.

All over the country, people are missing. A schoolteacher who refused Russian soldiers’ demands that she speak their language. A volunteer paramedic tending to the injured in the port city of Mariupol. The father of a journalist, taken to blackmail his daughter into providing access to her news outlet’s website. A village leader who was escorted from a government building with a bag over his head. And untold others.

Authorities and human rights advocates say these cases are part of a larger pattern of Russian abductions and disappearances, a military tactic meant to terrorize communities and demoralize civilian resistance.


Basically mass kidnappings and hostage taking. Why hasn't Russia been classified as a terrorist state yet?

Edit: Sorry, forgot to add the link.


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Reply Hundreds of civilians missing, taken or simply gone: The untold toll of the Ukraine war (Original post)
Crunchy Frog Jun 2022 OP
intrepidity Jun 2022 #1
Crunchy Frog Jun 2022 #2
Irish_Dem Jun 2022 #3
Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #4
PortTack Jun 2022 #5
Crunchy Frog Jun 2022 #6
uponit7771 Jun 2022 #7

Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 02:12 PM

1. I'd check those portable crematoriums

Rat bastards

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 02:29 PM

2. 16 year old boy being kept in a cell where he can hear other prisoners being tortured.

Soon, Vlad found a guard who allowed him to make occasional calls. The teenage boy was growing desperate, his father said. At home, Vlad loved computer games. In his cell, he was surrounded by the constant, terrible sound of other prisoners being tortured.


Fucking Russian rat bastards.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 03:04 PM

3. The GOP follows a similar but toned down strategy.

Terrorize communities and demoralize citizens with constant gun violence and threats against women, children, POC and LGBTQ citizens.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 03:12 PM

4. Hundreds of civilians?

Some sources are suggesting as many as 100,000 Ukrainian citizens have been shipped off to Siberia

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 04:29 PM

5. Actually the official number out of Kyiv is almost 3 million. 100,000+ are children

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Response to PortTack (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 06:26 PM

6. I believe the Russian govt. Is now claiming 300,000 children.

This is mass deportations, while the other is disappearing people, murdering, imprisoning/torturing, or holding as hostages. Especially focused on prominent people or their relatives, or rebellious people.

Somewhat different phenomena. Both of them diabolical.

I hope we're stepping up the weapons deliveries.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 07:10 PM

7. K&R, Putrid's text book UN Article II Part C & E genocide is being under reported in Ukraine !!!

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