Body over body fill the mass grave, most in black pouches but with limbs visibly sticking out of the earth. Kyiv regional police and locals say it contains at least 150 remains, although Bucha’s mayor fears the death toll could reach 300.
When the Ukrainian army retook the city, they found civilian bodies almost everywhere. A single residential street contained the remains of at least 20 men in civilian clothes, scattered over a few hundred yards.
Videos and photos show a man’s body with his hands tied behind his back and his open Ukrainian passport next to it. Two other bodies lie near bicycles; another next to an abandoned car.
Call it genocide or not, Putin’s troops undoubtedly commit atrocities against civilians.
President Joe Biden is angered by clear war crimes and says Putin “should be held accountable”. He also thinks of other sanctions.
But all that is not the main issue, which is: Will Biden and the West do enough to help Ukraine prevent Putin from conquering the east and south of the country as he obviously intends to do?
The Russians are still on the offensive in these regions and, after weeks of attacks, capture the town of Izium southeast of Kharkiv. They have reduced Mariupol to rubble and are advancing into the Donbass. The shelling of Odessa shows that Putin still intends to control the entire south coast.
The West must get Ukraine the weapons it needs to oust the Russians completely. Anything else is a victory for Putin, who would laugh at any war crimes charges.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/04/condemning-putins-savagery-is-pointless-if-the-west-lets-him-keep-much-of-ukraine/ There is no point in condemning Putin’s cruelty when the West is giving him much of Ukraine