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LOOK: Ukraine Unearths Mass Grave of Tortured Citizens

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been an abject failure in the eyes of the Kremlin, although they’ll never admit that in public.

They’ve dealt with desertion, logistical chaos, mechanical catastrophes, and more over the course of the last seven months – despite initially believing that the invasion would take only 72 hours to be effective.

And so, as their military’s ability to wage war was humiliated, the Kremlin turned to ever more desperate behavior.

With 15,000+ war crimes already under investigation, a new burial site in Izium is sure to add to that tally.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said at least 440 “unmarked” graves were found in the city in recent days. The country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday that some of the bodies found in Izium showed “signs of torture,” blaming Russia for what he called “cruelty and terrorism.”

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Izium was subject to intense Russian artillery attacks in April. The city, which sits near the border between the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, became an important hub for the invading military during five months of occupation. Ukrainian forces took back control of the city on Saturday, delivering a strategic blow to Russia’s military assault in the east.

When CNN arrived to the mass burial site on Friday afternoon, officials were transporting body bags, including one that appeared to be holding something very small, into a refrigerated truck.

And it gets worse…

The Governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov, said that “the scale of the crimes committed by the invaders in Izium is enormous. This is bloody brutal terror.”

Syniehubov said that “450 bodies of civilians with traces of violent death and torture were buried in a forest belt. It is difficult to imagine something like this in the 21st century, but now it is a tragic reality in Izium.”

Syniehubov said that among the bodies exhumed on Friday “99 percent showed signs of violent death.”

“There are several bodies with their hands tied behind their backs, and one person is buried with a rope around his neck. Obviously, these people were tortured and executed. There are also children among the buried,” he said.

Photos from Izium were soon posted to social media.

[WARNING:  The following images are moderately graphic.]

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Russia’s strategy in Ukraine is swiftly approaching “scorched earth” territory, prompting ever louder calls for the world at large to intervene.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.