Daily Bread for 4.3.22: BBC Reports Evidence Points to War Crimes on Road Outside Kyiv

Good morning.

Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 45.  Sunrise is 6:31 AM and sunset 7:24 PM for 12h 52m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 5.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1865, Union forces capture the Confederate capital of Richmond.


The Russian army has pulled out in a hurry from areas it occupied to the west of Kyiv. The BBC has gained access to places abandoned by Russian forces, shortly after their retreat, and has found evidence of atrocities, that could amount to war crimes.

One shocking incident took place on the E-40 highway, just west of the capital, with the shooting dead of civilians attempting to flee.

The BBC has also gained access to the nearby town of Irpin, which was heavily fought over but has now been abandoned by Russian forces.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Jeremy Bowen, west of Kyiv, and Orla Guerin in Irpin.

WARNING: The video does contain some distressing images.

After Chechnya, after Syria, and after Crimea and the Donbas, what did Americans think Putin was?

Some — the worst among us — thought he was justified.  See These Are the American Right-Wingers Covering for Putin as Russia Invades Ukraine (‘From Tucker Carlson to Tulsi Gabbard, these prominent Moscow apologists tried to tell you Ukraine’s fate shouldn’t matter to America’).

There are small-town residents across America who’ve shared their sentiments, presented as ‘plain speaking,’ ‘blunt talk,’ etc.  Plainly spoken in reply: they are as repulsive as they are ignorant.

Those wishing to lecture persuasively on American values should show an understanding of those values.

See also Whitewater’s Still Part of America.

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