Day 42: More Russia Sanctions Expected as Ukraine Says it's Investigating 4,500 Potential War Crimes

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    The Facts

    • The US – in coordination with G7 nations and the European Union – is to unveil a fresh set of sanctions against Russia on Wed. in response to alleged atrocities carried out in Bucha, the White House said.

    • Meanwhile, Ukraine's office for the prosecutor general said it is investigating 4,468 potential war crimes in the country. Prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova said evidence is being collected for national courts and the International Criminal Court at the Hague.


    The Spin

    Anti-Russia narrative

    This invasion is an egregious violation of international law. Putin's ultimate aim is to restore the Soviet empire, even if it takes massive bloodshed and false pretexts such as calling the 2014 Ukrainian revolution after a fraudulent election a "coup". This unprovoked attack is the latest chapter in Putin's Orwellian attempt to rewrite history.

    Pro-Russia narrative

    NATO and the US have ignored Russia's security concerns by breaking its promise not to expand eastward in return for German reunification. These concerns are legitimate and taking them seriously would have avoided the Ukraine tragedy.

    Nerd narrative

    According to the Mentaculus prediction community, if a bilateral cease-fire agreement is reached between Russian and Ukraine this year, it probably won't take effect until the end of June.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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