'Bakhmut is Gone' now
its name remains on a map
shells have left mere shells
n.b. Today the New York Times shows film taken from a drone of the broken city. Three people huddled by a wall, checking whether it is safe to creep around the corner of a block, on their journey to god knows where, through the rubble.
An explosion splays dirt and debris in the air, as another another artillery round lands. Vandalism on a municipal scale.
So, this is what Moscow argues is the price Ukrainian people must pay to be ‘freed’ from self-rule and government by their own elected representatives. This is liberation?
This is madness. How my heart grieves for this total injustice
Ukraine follows Syria follows Chechnya…and on Moscow rolls. Dreadful.
We can only hope that more Russians shall come to see that this is not a liberation operation at all, and will start some action against their dictator.
We can also add our voices to those calling out the cowards in Moscow driving this destruction. Do not let it slip down the news agenda.
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