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Ukrainian servicemen stand next to a fragment of a Tochka-U missile with a writing in Russian "For our children" after Russian shelling at the railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 8, 2022. Photograph: Andriy Andriyenko/AP

Context : the Ukrainian government has urged civilians to leave the Ukraine-controlled parts of the Donbass, to avoid being encircled and murdered by the RF army.

 The only train line is then bombed by the Russians, resulting in 4000 civilians being concentrated at the Kramatorsk railway station.

Then rockets arrive, killing at least 39.

The Russian denials, I think we have understood by now, are strictly for domestic consumption. (it's possible that there are still some among their apologists in the west who choose to believe them)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Apr 8th, 2022 at 12:34:19 PM EST
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