The return of diplomatic missions to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv – including visits by European leaders and the reopening of embassies – makes things appear to be returning to normal, but life Living above and below the earth proves the opposite.
Late Saturday, workers trying to clean up after Russia’s failed attempt to take over the city found another mass grave. This time, dozens of civilian bodies lay under fresh soil near a gas station on the Buzova suburb of Kyiv. Children are among the victims, according to Reuters.
Area leader Taras Didych said the number of victims has yet to be determined as excavations continue. “We’re coming back to life now but during the occupation we had ‘hot spots’ where many civilians died,” he said.
The discovery comes against a backdrop of continuing horror as Ukrainians detained as the Russian army retreated recount stories of the violent rapes of Ukrainian soldiers’ wives – often in front of their children. their own – and torture, including cutting people’s tongues if they refuse to praise Russia, a tactic used by the Islamic State for years.
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, well aware of how badly his military was performing, appointed Army General Alexander Dvornikov, his former friend in Syria, to try to bring order. for his army. It remains unclear whether a new commander will focus on the eastern regions or start over and try to take Kyiv again.
The Russian military under Dvornikov’s command in Syria has carried out unimaginable aggression to help Syria recapture its cities, and the veteran has a reputation for being ruthless. Under his control, his troops supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have attacked countless residential areas to help retake key areas.
Meanwhile, satellite images captured an eight-mile long convoy of Russian military hardware east of Kharkiv, where residents have been warned to evacuate. Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has been under constant bombardment since the start of the war. Last weekend, villagers found land mines that were timed to explode in the coming days, perhaps to lay the groundwork for a more aggressive invasion.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mass-grave-found-outside-kyiv-as-russian-convoy-heads-east?source=articles&via=rss A large tomb was found outside Kyiv as the Russian Convoy headed east during the Invasion of Ukraine