World War in Ukraine: at least 50 dead in the bombing of a prison, "a war crime", according to Zelensky
The Next Big Crisis That Could Give Putin the Edge He Needs
The Next Big Crisis That Could Give Putin the Edge He NeedsThe Biden administration and Western officials have focused their efforts to help Ukraine by sending gear, equipment, and weaponry that might help the Ukrainians beat back the Russian invaders.
New drama on the . Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed during an attack on a prison building in Donetsk, occupied by Russia. Strikes that both parties have mutually attributed. The Russian army reported 40 dead and 75 injured in this strike on Olenivka prison, while the prorussian separatist authorities in the Donetsk region raised up to 53 people. The Russian investigation committee accused Ukrainian forces of having "shot the prison where members of the Azov battalion are detained, using American projectiles from the Himars system". The Azov regiment had distinguished itself in the defense of Marioupol (Southeast). After long weeks of siege and resistance on went to the Russian army in May. Moscow said they would be imprisoned in Olenivka. "This scandalous provocation aims to frighten Ukrainian soldiers and dissuade them from surrender," said the Russian Defense Ministry. But Ukraine quickly denied having targeted civil infrastructure or prisoners of war, ensuring that the army "fully adheres to the principles and standards of international humanitarian law". Ukraine firmly denies the Ukrainian staff estimated that it was a question of "accusing Ukraine of having committed war crimes" and of "camouflaging the tortures of prisoners and the executions" which were "perpetrated". According to Ukrainian intelligence, the attack "was carried out by mercenaries of the Wagner division" and "was not coordinated with the management" of the Russian Ministry of Defense, said the Ukrainian staff. Russian public television has released images presented as those of charred barracks and destroyed metal bed reinforcements. She has shown blurred images of what seems to be human bodies. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described this bombardment as "a deliberate Russian war crime". "I have received information today on the attack on the occupants against Olenivka (where the prison is, editor's note), in the Donetsk region. It is a deliberate Russian war crime, a murder of deliberate mass of Ukrainian prisoners of war. Over 50 dead… ”, he said in his daily message. AFP could not verify all of these independent source declarations.
Officials Blast Amnesty International Report Accusing Ukraine of Endangering Civilians .
A report from Amnesty International published Thursday claims that Ukrainian forces are putting civilians at risk by setting up bases in residential neighborhoods, even as authorities continue to deride Russian forces for committing atrocities against Ukrainians. “Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, as they repelled the Russian invasion that began in February,” Amnesty International said in a statement.