The troops of Putin’s Russia committed a new harrowing atrocity in Ukraine as they attacked a convoy of civilian vehicles, killing a total of 24 civilians, including 13 children and one pregnant woman.
This happened just as the forces of the murderous Moscow dictator just got routed at a strategically located Eastern Ukrainian town.
Slaughtering Civilians in Refugee, Humanitarian Convoys
Oleg Sinegubov, the regional governor of Kharkiv, emphasized that the civilian convoy was seemingly attacked by the Russians at close range, with small arms.
According to the prosecutor’s office in Kharkiv, the convoy of seven vehicles was trying to evacuate from the fighting. Ukrainians started to liberate the district of Kupiansk, following their earlier massive counteroffensive that routed the Russians in the key town Izyum.
The region’s prosecutor’s office said Russian troops opened fire on a convoy of seven cars as civilians attempted to flee the fighting. The prosecutor’s office said two of the cars burned down “completely,” as they were packed with “children and their parents inside.”
In another of Putin’s latest massacres committed earlier this week, the Russians attacked a humanitarian convoy in Zaporizhzhia with a missile strike, killing 30 people and wounding another 54.
Video of the terrorist attack committed by Russians in the «gray zone» between Svatovo and Kupiansk
Russians executed a civilian column on September 25.
24 people died, among them a pregnant woman and 13 children.
📹 – Security Services pic.twitter.com/hW2jUrqj7a
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) October 1, 2022
A civilian convoy found after an attack on it in Kupiansk district, #Kharkiv region. At 20 killed in the cars, including children. There are no words to describe #russia’s cruelty. pic.twitter.com/KZ0XFODaqW
— Kira Rudik (@kiraincongress) October 1, 2022
⚡️ At least 20 bodies found in burned civilian convoy in liberated Kharkiv Oblast.
Ukrainian authorities found a civilian convoy with about 20 people dead in their cars near Kupiansk, according to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov. pic.twitter.com/J7aw6uPDpl
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 1, 2022
Biggest Russian Military Defeat in 80 Years
The revelations about the new Russian crimes against humanity in Ukraine come just as Ukrainian forces surrounded and routed the Russian contingent in the town of Lyman, a strategically located transportation hub.
Some of the Russians managed to flee, while the rest were “destroyed” or captured in what some have described as Russia’s biggest military defeat in the past 80 years.
The capturing and liberation of Lyman occurred on Friday. This is when the Moscow tyrant announced the annexation of four partly occupied regions in Southern Ukraine: Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson.
As per the latest brief of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the number of those servicemen of the official Russian military killed in battle has surpassed 60,000.
The total number of Russians killed in combat may have surpassed 100,000 if the casualties of Putin’s private armies and proxies from the occupied territories are also counted.
At the same time, the number of destroyed Russian military equipment units is approaching 14,500.
Different estimates claim total Russian manpower losses – including the dead, missing, wounded, and captured – could be surpassing 160,000, which is almost the entire size of the original invasion force back in February.
Russia’s Ukraine war casualties are only likely to spike after Putin recently announced a mobilization of military-aged men, which could affect 1.2 million under the current plans.
The terribly trained conscripts are expected to serve as cannon fodder for the Russian dictator, who is desperately trying to hang on to whatever survived from his original invasion conquests.
This should bring a smile to your faces. Ukrainian forces liberate Kivsharivka – a large southern suburb of the town of Kupiansk. Safe to say the children are happy 😊. In #Ukraine's Kharkiv region, Kivsharivka is on eastern side of the river Oskil. https://t.co/wX2eF2EIfF
— Glasnost Gone (@GlasnostGone) October 2, 2022
In the recent Izium-Kupiansk counteroffensive, Ukraine's army liberated about 400 towns in Kharkiv Oblast. Ukrainian tank crews told @radiosvoboda about how they launched their surprise attack coordinated by a commander observing with a drone.
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 1, 2022
This article appeared in BeyondNews and has been published here with permission.
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of Oct. 2, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/dVTCboZFLY
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022