Russians will bear the brunt of Putin’s crimes

Even in times of war, countries are expected to honor a set of principles that maintain some semblance of humanity. Putin thumbs his nose at the idea. His people will wear that badge of inhumanity as long as he's in power

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March 10, 2022 - 3:50 PM

A servicewoman reacts during funerals of Dmytro Kotenko, Vasyl Vyshyvany and Kyrylo Moroz, Ukrainian servicemen killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on March 9, 2022. (Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

“You don’t shoot at pregnant women,” the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States said Wednesday evening.

But Vladimir Putin did.

On Wednesday morning, Putin ordered Russian missiles to target a maternity ward and children’s hospital in the besieged city of Mariupol, Ukraine. Two women and a child were killed and dozens injured. 

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