Amnesty International has started to confirm the extent of Russian war crimes. Their barbaric crimes against humanity include the following list, which isn’t suitable reading for anyone in a fragile condition:
◾ Hanging civilians from trees.
◾ Filling the boots of civilians with water and making them lie in the snow for several days and nights until their feet get frostbite. Some people lost all their toes whilst others have needed to have their feet amputated.
◾ The rape of children as young as three.
◾ Deliberately targeting and killing fleeing civilians.
◾ Mass executions.
◾ Mutilation ’21 Roses’ torture (too gruesome to even write about on LinkedIn).
◾ Deliberately targeting and destroying hospitals.
◾ Shooting fleeing children in a ‘game’ of Child Safari (that is as evil as it sounds).
◾ Stealing the food and personal possessions of civilians.
◾ Deliberately targeting Ukrainian cultural and religious sites.
◾ Leaving ‘booby-trap’ explosive devices concealed in people’s homes.
◾ State organised stealing of crops and processed steel.
◾ Deliberately shooting at clearly marked ambulances and killing paramedics.
◾ Gang-rape of women, girls and boys in front of their loved-ones.
◾ Deliberately targeting shelters clearly marked as ‘CHILDREN’.
◾ The use of illegal Thermobaric weapons, also known as vacuum bombs.
◾ Trying to precipitate a global food shortage.
◾ The forced abduction of over 200,000 children into the far reaches of impoverished Russia.
These are just the evil acts we already know about. Most of these crimes against humanity merit the death penalty for those involved. What should the consequences be when a country collectively sanctions and organises such acts?
When Macron and other inane cowards say we should tread carefully they make me furious and nauseous.
Amnesty International has described the Russian atrocities as “unspeakable cruelty.”
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