As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to devolve into utter, horrid madness, the comparisons to conflicts of the past are on the rise.
Much of this has to do with the Kremlin’s unwillingness to adhere to the rules of engagement set forth by the international community so many decades ago. Instead of waging a war, Russia is said to be committing genocide – a heavy claim that the US, Ukraine, and others have now backed.
Now, in a stunning callback to the atrocities of World War II, it is said that tens of thousands of Ukrainians are being held in “camps”.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are held in camps on Russian territory that were created according to the Nazi model, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
He said this in his virtual address to the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
The numbers were staggering.
“More than 500,000 Ukrainians have been deported to Russia by force, and tens of thousands stay in Russian camps that were created according to the model of Nazi camps. Nobody knows how many people will survive there, but everyone knows who is to blame for that,” Zelensky said.
Russia is already being investigated for war crimes by the international community, and there is little doubt that this abhorrent behavior will be fully probed as well.