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This Is Not A Drill with Gavin Esler

The Ukraine War Ep. 3: War Crimes

Warning: The episode contains distressing material. In Ep.3 of our history of Putin’s war: As the Russian assault stalls, the Ukrainian city of Mariupol becomes a source of humiliation for Putin. He resolves to obliterate it and its people. War crimes on the scale of WWII ensue. 
Arthur Snell talks to journalists, eyewitnesses and campaigners to reveal the enormity of Russian atrocities across Ukraine – the targeting of hospitals and children – and the forced disappearances and murders of Ukrainian resisters. This is the story of how the self-declared “anti-Nazi” Russian army brought mobile crematoria and mass killing into the heart of Ukraine… and what is being done to bring those responsible to justice.
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“When Putin’s blitzkrieg failed, the Russians reverted to type, destroying Mariupol and other cities and killing thousands of civilians.” – Arthur Snell



“We watched doctors operating on a dying child with tears in their eyes. They were screaming, Show this to Putin. He is killing our children.” – Evgeniy Maloletka



“Ukraine used attritional defence to bleed – literally bleed – the Russians of men and material.” – Mike Martin



“This felt like the V1 and V2 attacks on British civilians during the Second World War. The human suffering is off the scale.” – John Sweeney



Photograph courtesy Alexander Nemenov
Incidental music in order of appearance:

O Lord, Hear My Prayer - Dmitry Bortniansky, performed by Kyiv Chamber Choir

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number 9 (First Movement) performed by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number 5, performed by Jason Weinberger and the WCF Symphony

The Blessed I have Already Chosen by Maksym Berezovsky, performed by Kyiv Chamber Choir


Written and presented by Arthur Snell. Produced by Robin Leeburn. Original theme music by Paul Hartnoll – https://www.orbitalofficial.com. Group Editor Andrew Harrison. Doomsday Watch is a Podmasters production
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