As the horrors of the Second World War resurfaced in Europe, Vladimir Putin’s army was likened to Nazi crimes and Stalin’s Great Terror.
According to Ukraine’s defence ministry, “Civilians were being executed arbitrarily, some with hands tied behind their backs, their bodies scattered in the streets of the city.”
It said, ”New Srebrenica. The city of Bucha was in the hands of animals for several weeks,” it added, “Civilians were being executed arbitrarily, some with hands tied behind their backs, their bodies scattered in the streets of the city.”
As per the research fellow at the human rights group the Henry Jackson Society, Taras Kuzio, stated, “The Soviet looting of eastern Europe and Germany during World War Two is repeated in Ukraine. Reminiscent of Stalin’s Great Terror, 300 men and boys as young as 14 were murdered by Russian soldiers in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha.”
He added, “Soviet soldiers raped upwards of two million German women of all ages during World War Two. Russian soldiers are raping Ukrainian women and girls as young as ten. It is time for the West to stop Putin.”
As Mr Zelensky said, “This is genocide. The elimination of the whole nation and the people.”
Pictures of a man’s body shackled and abandoned in a sewer were too upsetting to post.