Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Gruesome images, stories from Bucha and other Ukrainian suburbs draw vows of new Russian sanctions, justice

By Peter Weber, The Week

As Russian troops pull back from suburbs and villages surrounding Kyiv and other parts of northeastern Ukraine, they are leaving bodies of civilians in the street and in houses, some with their hands bound and gunshot wounds through their skulls, local residents and officials, Ukraine’s president, and journalists on the ground reported Sunday.

The apparent massacre in Bucha, outside Kyiv, drew particular condemnation, plus vows of new sanctions on Russia and new evidence that Russia is committing war crimes. Photojournalists captured images of dead civilians, a mass grave at a local church, and bodies half-buried in the yards of houses. This video from The Associated Press doesn’t show corpses, but videos of Bucha from The Washington Post and Reuters do.

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