Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - April 11-12
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Russian students are turning in teachers who don’t back the war
The only thing I want to note here is the token "not all Russians are like that".
Seeing what's been going on around here, though, I'd also like to add that, USSR being a limited success due to running for some 70 years, it's unlikely you'll see these kinds of behaviors disappear out of Russian society any time soon.
There be twats in this pond, and they like it when you put your hand into it 'cause the taste of human flesh has been plenty encouraged around here.
I don't have it in me to apologize for and defend the Russian people as a whole right now. I've seen enough to break off that particular appetite. The only thing I would plea for here is that you, a regular citizen of a stable Western nation, would not, long-term, form an utterly ridiculous impression of Russians exaggerated by fears and a certain cultural distance.
Related: Video of Defenders of Peace with English dub
I can't vouch for the veracity of the translation, but that channel is supposedly run by the Russian Ministry of Education.
Bucha’s Month of Terror (NYT)
Warning: Graphic images and horrific details
Very long read with lots of heartbreaking, graphic images, personal accounts from survivors, and investigation details, making it very hard to summarize. I tried my best to highlight the most critical details below, but IMO you should just read it yourself if you can stomach it.
Related: France Sends Police Unit to Ukraine to Support War-Crimes Probe
I've stopped following the war news recently. Has Russia reacted to this at all, in your impression?
They have reacted, but in typical fashion it's only been to deny any of it was caused by their troops, call it all a hoax perpetrated by Western media, and even accuse the Ukrainians of actually being the ones committing all these atrocities on their own people to make Russia look bad. :(
Oh, no, that I could've predicted.
I was specifically referring to France using gendarmes in Ukraine publicly. I would assume Putin (or his prosthetic mouth, Peskov) would have a word or two about a NATO nation using a "military lite" police unit in Putin's war.
Ah sorry, no, they haven't responded to news of that yet, at least not that I am aware of. I doubt they will be happy about it, obviously. However I suspect there isn't a lot they can actually do to stop it, especially since Macron seems to have given up on trying to be diplomatic with Putin after Bucha.
Warning, article contains graphic imagery.
NYT: Bucha’s Month of Terror
A bit of a late reply, but just so you don't think this article was ignored... the reason nobody voted on it is probably because it was already submitted in this topic.
Huh, how about that. I don't particularly care about votes, but I could have sworn I skimmed the comments to make sure it hadn't been posted.