Russians bomb crowded Ukrainian shopping mall, earns French condemnationPosted by Jimmy Cooper / June 28, 2022
Russia also carried out airstrikes from Belarus for the first time, signaling a new phase of the war. Russia has also gained full control of the city of Severodonetsk. Russia is also in control of the Donbas province, despite their persistent losses.
President Biden has accused Russia of stealing and selling Ukrainian wheat, taking advantage of the food crisis caused by Russia itself.
There has been a recent uptick in international outcry over Russian war crimes. Ireland has joined several other nations in labeling Russia’s actions in Ukraine genocide. Lithuania has also called Russia’s war in Ukraine a genocide, and it has also labeled Russia a terror state.
According to the Pentagon, Ukrainians are being sent to Russia against their will. The WHO is gathering evidence of Russian war crimes committed against healthcare facilities. German intelligence has also intercepted radio traffic from Russian perpetrators of war crimes.
NATO is expecting Russia to plan a “concentrated attack” against the Donbas region, creating a land-bridge to occupied Crimea.
The Ukraine defense is proving to be much stiffer than expected, yet Russia persists. Moscow claims that Ukraine blew up a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod, which will harm peace talks. The attack comes meres days after Russia shelled a food storage facility in Ukraine, one of the largest in Europe.
Biden has condemned Putin in harsh, personal terms, saying, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” He emphasized, however, that he is not condemning the Russian people. The Kremlin lashed back, saying Biden has no authority to decide who is in power in Russia.
NATO has brought together 30,000 troops and 50 warships in Norway amid the rising tensions in the region.