In the News May 5
Situation in Europe and Ukraine
“Biggest War Crime of the 21st Century” Refuted
As part of its propaganda war against Russia, U.S./NATO media declared that Russian forces buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in “mass graves” in a town just west of Mariupol. The former mayor claimed it was “the biggest war crime of the 21st century.”
“In reality, the site has around 400 individual plots, including nearly 100 empty ones,” Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett reported. “The 9,000 bodies and ‘biggest war crime of the 21st century’ were unverified claims made by a mayor who fled his city, promoted by media with the usual disclaimer down the page saying they could not independently verify the claims. The cemetery gravediggers disproved the mass grave claims,” Bartlett wrote in an article published by Russia Today.
She personally walked around the site and, she reported, while doing so two men responsible for burials arrived. When presented with the former mayor’s accusations of mass graves, they vehemently rejected the claims. “This is not a mass grave and no one is throwing bodies into a pit,” one told Bartlett.
TML Daily, posted May 5, 2022.