Starting from April 3rd, 2022 this is no longer a russian-Ukrainian war. This is a deliberately planned genocide of a peaceful Ukrainian nation.
It is not putin who is shelling peaceful cities.
It is not putin who is raping 10-year-old girls.
It is not putin who is shooting men with their hands tied behind their back.
It is not putin who is torturing and burning civilians.
It is not putin who is looting.
It is not just one person responsible for these massacres.
If you have not yet seen any of the images of the atrocities done by the russian military – just Google Bucha.
Genocide is the intentional destruction of a people — usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group — in whole or in part. Raphael Lemkin coined the term in 1944, combining the Greek word γένος (genos, “race, people”) with the Latin suffix -caedo (“act of killing”).In 1948, the United NationsGenocide Convention defined genocide as any of five “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such.” These five acts were: killing members of the group, causing them serious bodily or mental harm, imposing living conditions intended to destroy the group, preventing births, and forcibly transferring children out of the group. Victims are targeted because of their real or perceived membership of a group, not randomly.