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A video that nicely sums up the nature of current Russian patriotism.


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


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 ó perhaps thousands ó of civilians.

All over the country, people are missing. A schoolteacher who refused Russian soldiersí 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 outletís 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.

Russian fascist colonel admits to torturing Ukrainian POWs.

Posted by Crunchy Frog | Wed Jun 8, 2022, 11:02 PM (3 replies)

An alternate perspective from Timothy Snyder.

Posted by Crunchy Frog | Wed Jun 1, 2022, 04:52 PM (0 replies)
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