The LATimes email thingie:
Ukrainian forces braced for an intensified Russian onslaught against the eastern Donbas region as officials from Ukraine, the U.S. and other countries condemned Moscow over allegations of civilian executions.
A gruesome cleanup was underway in the northern suburbs of Kyiv, the capital, following the withdrawal of Russian troops. Ukrainian soldiers were removing bodies from streets, homes and other sites in the towns of Bucha and Irpin, which had been recently occupied by Russian forces.
Ukrainian officials accused Russia of large-scale killings of civilians, alleging that some of the victims’ bodies in Bucha had been found with their hands tied. Russia has reportedly denied the allegations.
Axios’ email thingie:
Reuters journalists who visited Bucha on Saturday said a mass grave at a church was still open, with hands and feet poking through red clay heaped on top.
Human Rights Watch released a report yesterday documenting cases of rape, looting and summary executions in Russian-occupied areas of the Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions.
The pictures from over the weekend were horrific, no other word even comes close.
I am not an armchair general, I do not understand geopolitics, but I do know that we are in a moment that calls for moral clarity. You cannot be passive about war crimes.
If America wants Ukraine to win, the White House must unambiguously say it and do whatever it takes to make winning possible. Give Ukraine the tanks, artillery, fighter aircraft and long-range air defense systems that they are asking for.
The so-called gaffe a week or so ago: Biden was right, and Putin must go.