PM Støre comments on Ukraine: “It’s obvious that Russian soldiers are massacring civilians”

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) described the conduct of Russian soldiers in Ukraine as brutal.

“It is obvious that Russian soldiers committed massacres of Ukrainian civilians in several cities before or during the withdrawal,” Støre told the newspaper Dagbladet.

“It is so startlingly brutal, and it requires measures that are far beyond what we normally planned for… The Russians have tried to scare a population into obedience and silence. It upsets me,” he said.

Støre told the newspaper that Europe was no longer the same after February 24, 2022, and that we must now expect “confrontation and division of the continent.”

“What we hoped Europe would be in this decade and beyond will never be,” Støre said, adding that Norway will have a key role in a new Europe. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "PM Støre comments on Ukraine: “It’s obvious that Russian soldiers are massacring civilians”"

  1. That certainly is the appearance with the death toll mounting and most all the victims un-identified, but it is hard to believe conscripts/draftees would be doing this. Ukrainians have said the worst were older – possibly if not probably Chechyan War veterans.
    Kyiv’s encouragement of civilians to take up arms as militia/irregulars may have been a triggering factor as well.
    All the victims need to be identified, to be sure some aren’t victims of Ukraine and its SBU too.
    Once all the victims are identified, the criminal elements responsible should indeed be identified for prosecution – did someone *order* ruthlessness? – and we still have our own Western war criminals to arraign and prosecute.

    Those ultimately responsible for everything that has happened are those who opposed in the first place the Ukrainians giving the Russians the fair security treaty we the West owed them after our broken security promises, our backing of the 2014 Kyiv coup, and our now 5 act of war regime-change attempts: most egregiously eager “prepare for impact” President Joe Biden and SecState Tony Blinken.

    The Economist from Nuremberg, 5 October 1946: “But responsibility for the war itself has been the central charge in the Nuremberg indictment, and the Tribunal has declared in its judgment: “To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.””[3]

    That is, starting – enabling – an unnecessary war is the worst war crime begetting all the ones that follow.

    And then feeding weapons into the war escalated its destruction and savagery and has us up against a nuclear superpower.

    The West is no less guilty of waging/causing other savage wars of aggression – Iraq, Libya, and Syria – which we blithely overlook. Our own bodycount of innocent victims is over 500,000.

    We need PM Støre and ForMin Huitfeldt to be urging the Ukrainians to give the Russians the fair peace and security treaty as soon as possible, to avoid *further* suffering and death, before the Russians escalate this into nuclear weapons, since it has always been known they cannot win a conventional war against NATO (backing Ukraine).

    Again, I was a high school junior during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost blew up into a nuclear World War 3, and this now is infinitely more dangerous and an absolute nightmare every day it continues.

    And since Norway is in the war with our weapons shipments, civil defense/sivillforsvars should now be our TOP priority for our families – our children – and pills (instead of real, supplied and supervised fallout shelters) are important but nowhere near enough.

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