Kyiv Russia’s response to international outrage over Vladimir PutinTo double the advertising. In the retaken town of Bucha, north of Kyiv, Ukrainian investigators are exhuming body bags from mass graves as part of a war crimes investigation. But in Russia, Putin has once again lied to his people about what is really going on in the war.
CBS News correspondent Chris Livesay reports that as the dust subsides in and around the capital in the wake of the Russian withdrawal, Ukraine’s president is warning his people that the war is entering a new phase of terror, with atrocities against civilians every time. Russian footprint.
Civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure east of the capital continue to flare up. In stricken cities like Kharkiv, where a culinary arts school and surrounding apartments have been reduced to rubble, innocents suffer so much that survivors say it couldn’t have been an accident.
“The Russian scientist has come to protect us,” said Gennady, who was cynically doubtful, as he looked at what was left of his neighbourhood. “Thank you very much for this Putin. There is nothing to be said.”
Putin has refused even to acknowledge any human suffering from what he calls his “special military operation” in Ukraine. Speaking publicly for the first time in more than a week about that process, he called his war “noble” and ignored peace talks, which he said had reached a “stalemate”.
Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Putin claimed that atrocities such as those committed in Bucha – whereStraight – it was “fake”.
And he announced a new stage in the war, assuring that the attention of his army was shifting to the eastern Donbass regions.
New satellite imagery shows Russian artillery paving the way for head-to-head battles there. It is feared that they are different from anything seen since World War II.
But Russia continues to suffer setbacks on the battlefield.
Viktor Medvedchuk, the oligarch who served as the Kremlin’s main influence agent in Kyiv, was arrested by Ukrainian security agents this week after escaping from house arrest not long after the Russian invasion.
It is another humiliating loss for Putin, the godfather of Medvedchuk’s daughter.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has offered to exchange Medvedchuk for Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Russia.
Zelensky continued to mobilize international support for his country. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to meet the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, who were visiting Kyiv. All of these countries have been invaded by Russia before, and they don’t want that to happen again.