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  1. At least this way Russian parents don’t have to keep waiting for a government that does not tell anything to their families.
    RIP to all Ukrainians and Russians who did not want this war but died in it

  2. If putin is claiming that Russia is not at war with Ukraine then the Russian military personnel are not protected by the laws of war. Because it is not a war then any Russian that damages property is a criminal and any Russian who has killed someone either by gun, artillery shell, rocket, missile or bomb is a murderer. If It is not a war then they are not military personnel but just civilians and are under civil law and can be arrested and charged with murder, rape, theft, destruction of property, trespass, civil unrest, illegal operation of a vehicle, unlawful detention, unlawful use of a firearm, and multiple other offences depending upon the law in Ukraine. As it is not a war they cannot claim that they are just following orders.

    1. 🟡Using this framework, U.S. military actions in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991 and in Afghanistan in 2001 would count as “invasions,” even though each had a basis for support under international law.

      • A 1992 U.N.-backed, U.S.-led intervention in Somalia began as a humanitarian action but later morphed into a shooting war after militants attacked. This was in some ways an invasion, though the state of anarchy in Somalia suggests the territory taken was not controlled by “the government of another country.”

      • In 1994 and 1995, the United States received U.N. backing to reinstall ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the president of Haiti, sending 20,000 troops at the peak. (Haiti was also omitted from the meme’s list.)

      • The interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo by the United States and NATO in the 1990s might also qualify as “invasions” using this definition. In Bosnia, the U.N. supported military action, and while it didn’t officially in Kosovo, Annan was quoted saying, “It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace.”

      • Finally, the 2011, U.N.-approved NATO campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya might also qualify as an “invasion,” though the United States didn’t send ground troops, making the label somewhat questionable. (This, like Haiti, was inexplicably omitted from the meme’s list.)

  3. If anyone thought that a high percentage wouldn’t be shocked and lash out with an empty threat when they were initially being sold a bill of goods in the first place and likely believe(d) it they are delusional. The initial shock isn’t the point. The truth will be what will start happening when the families realize this isn’t going anywhere soon and why.

    1. Reading through A M comments show that he is a pro russian bot. Send all the photos of dead russian soldiers, the bots salty comments shows we should do more of it.

    2. @Abelis 🇺🇦 maybe they should have stayed in their side of the boarder, but the point is these pics won’t be keeping them or the people seeing those pics there according to what they are saying.

    3. The whole world thought that Russia was a bear. And it turned out that it was a swollen hamster

    4. Ukrainians should ask first whether they want to see the pictures to identify the relative.

  4. “…We do not fight for honour, riches, or glory, but solely for freedom which no true man gives up but with his life…”. The words from 1320 in the Declaration of Arbroath seem as applicable today as they were then. Slava Ukraine!

    1. 🟡Using this framework, U.S. military actions in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991 and in Afghanistan in 2001 would count as “invasions,” even though each had a basis for support under international law.

      • A 1992 U.N.-backed, U.S.-led intervention in Somalia began as a humanitarian action but later morphed into a shooting war after militants attacked. This was in some ways an invasion, though the state of anarchy in Somalia suggests the territory taken was not controlled by “the government of another country.”

      • In 1994 and 1995, the United States received U.N. backing to reinstall ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the president of Haiti, sending 20,000 troops at the peak. (Haiti was also omitted from the meme’s list.)

      • The interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo by the United States and NATO in the 1990s might also qualify as “invasions” using this definition. In Bosnia, the U.N. supported military action, and while it didn’t officially in Kosovo, Annan was quoted saying, “It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace.”

      • Finally, the 2011, U.N.-approved NATO campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya might also qualify as an “invasion,” though the United States didn’t send ground troops, making the label somewhat questionable. (This, like Haiti, was inexplicably omitted from the meme’s list.)

  5. 🇺🇦🙏💙💛 We Always Believed in You Ukraine, & We Never Faltered. God Bless You All. Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦🇺🇸🙏💙💛

    1. Put that American flag away, they are to blame for this war since the very beginning

  6. It’s devastation in all situations to receive such information,.. and anger is a more likely emotion/response than gratitude.
    But when time go by … and it becomes clear that of those who never returned, were either found by Ukrainians or not found at all,… people will start to draw the obvious conclusions….

    1. 🟡Using this framework, U.S. military actions in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991 and in Afghanistan in 2001 would count as “invasions,” even though each had a basis for support under international law.

      • A 1992 U.N.-backed, U.S.-led intervention in Somalia began as a humanitarian action but later morphed into a shooting war after militants attacked. This was in some ways an invasion, though the state of anarchy in Somalia suggests the territory taken was not controlled by “the government of another country.”

      • In 1994 and 1995, the United States received U.N. backing to reinstall ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the president of Haiti, sending 20,000 troops at the peak. (Haiti was also omitted from the meme’s list.)

      • The interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo by the United States and NATO in the 1990s might also qualify as “invasions” using this definition. In Bosnia, the U.N. supported military action, and while it didn’t officially in Kosovo, Annan was quoted saying, “It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace.”

      • Finally, the 2011, U.N.-approved NATO campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya might also qualify as an “invasion,” though the United States didn’t send ground troops, making the label somewhat questionable. (This, like Haiti, was inexplicably omitted from the meme’s list.)

  7. When someone you love is missing and you know that something happened to them, you could spend every moment of the rest of your life wondering if they are in pain, are suffering and need you. For a parent, there are worse things than death, prospect worse even than the death of a child.
    Sending information is a kindness that exists relative to real grief, brutal yes but also clearly true.

    1. 🟡Using this framework, U.S. military actions in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991 and in Afghanistan in 2001 would count as “invasions,” even though each had a basis for support under international law.

      • A 1992 U.N.-backed, U.S.-led intervention in Somalia began as a humanitarian action but later morphed into a shooting war after militants attacked. This was in some ways an invasion, though the state of anarchy in Somalia suggests the territory taken was not controlled by “the government of another country.”

      • In 1994 and 1995, the United States received U.N. backing to reinstall ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the president of Haiti, sending 20,000 troops at the peak. (Haiti was also omitted from the meme’s list.)

      • The interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo by the United States and NATO in the 1990s might also qualify as “invasions” using this definition. In Bosnia, the U.N. supported military action, and while it didn’t officially in Kosovo, Annan was quoted saying, “It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace.”

      • Finally, the 2011, U.N.-approved NATO campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya might also qualify as an “invasion,” though the United States didn’t send ground troops, making the label somewhat questionable. (This, like Haiti, was inexplicably omitted from the meme’s list.)

  8. Russia:”It’s not a war, it’s a special military operation”; Ukraine:”Soldiers are protected by the Convention of Geneva”. Says it all, really. Slava Ukraini 🟡🔵

    1. This is more evidence that Zelenskyy is a strong leader….There must have been strong differences of opinion of what to do with these Russian bodies……………..I would bet there was a lot of shouting behind closed doors. But, decency prevailed and this decision will serve the Ukrainian nation well in times to come.

  9. The decency of Ukrainian troops is admirable. Actually went as far as collecting dead Russian troops to send them to their families. Would the Russians go to such lengths for Ukrainian troops? NEVER. We’ve seen what they’ve done to innocent folks in Ukraine. I must come across negative comments from anyone about Ukraine.

    1. 🟡Using this framework, U.S. military actions in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991 and in Afghanistan in 2001 would count as “invasions,” even though each had a basis for support under international law.

      • A 1992 U.N.-backed, U.S.-led intervention in Somalia began as a humanitarian action but later morphed into a shooting war after militants attacked. This was in some ways an invasion, though the state of anarchy in Somalia suggests the territory taken was not controlled by “the government of another country.”

      • In 1994 and 1995, the United States received U.N. backing to reinstall ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the president of Haiti, sending 20,000 troops at the peak. (Haiti was also omitted from the meme’s list.)

      • The interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo by the United States and NATO in the 1990s might also qualify as “invasions” using this definition. In Bosnia, the U.N. supported military action, and while it didn’t officially in Kosovo, Annan was quoted saying, “It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace.”

      • Finally, the 2011, U.N.-approved NATO campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya might also qualify as an “invasion,” though the United States didn’t send ground troops, making the label somewhat questionable. (This, like Haiti, was inexplicably omitted from the meme’s list.)

  10. The war crimes these Russians have committed are so sickening that it’s hard to believe they are even human for what they have done to innocent people.

    1. @Soft Coral Kingdom and Macroalgae won’t have to at the rate this country is going. For what I spend on the move, might afford me a loaf of bread in ten years time.

  11. This is advanced logical and honest. Let’s not forget that Ukraine is only doing self defence. slava Ukraine 🇺🇦 ❤

  12. It’s a very sad situation, as a veteran I would have been furious to find out this way, but not at the ones we’re fighting. My rage would be at my own government and military commanders. War is terrible and should never be an option, but idiots in government have never been in combat or they don’t care.

    1. @totallyanonymousbish There are different types of war. I could never join the military because I could never fight in a war I didn’t believe in. I opposed the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. But WW2 – I would have fought in that in a heartbeat.
      People who serve don’t get to choose where and how. HOWEVER – when the police shot rubber bullets and water hoses at native Americans fighting against the oil pipeline — VETERANS showed up and stood in front of them because, quote, “We we’re trained to take it.” And recently, when there was talk of a government coup (regardless on your thoughts on it.. real, fake news, whatever..) — it’s our military who would always protect the US people. They swore their oath to the constitution – not anyone in power – regardless of the political party.

      They have my respect.

    2. @cetkat If people don’t get to choose where and how, then there’s no difference between the ones who invaded Iraq and the Russians invading Ukraine right now.

    3. @totallyanonymousbish The Iraq invasion didn’t result in a bucha. As far as I know, that war followed the Geneva convention. Most of the Russian army was conscribed. So they didn’t have a choice in joining.. but there were and still are those that refuse to fight or surrender instead. It’s very complicated.

  13. In every country, when a person dies the authorities call in the family to identify the body. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing it over social media during the time of war as it cannot be done in person and the Ukrainians are bound by international laws to make the identification for later exchange of the bodies.

  14. Since the Russian’s claim very few causalities in this Special Operation, without this sort of notification, the families might never know what happened. At least they can (at some point) claim the body and take it home. Unless you grew up in a Slavic home with Slavic traditions, you can’t imagine how important a proper burial is in this culture. The funeral service gets down to tiny details like the mourners circling the open casket in a counter-clockwise direction. My mother’s older brother was in the Polish Army and went missing in action in the opening days of the war. Until the day she died, she never gave up hope that he would be found. No matter how painful the news, it is better for the families to know the truth.

  15. There is a 100% effective way to protect their families from receiving such bad news. DON”T INVADE OTHER COUNTRIES!
    Slava Ukraine!

  16. Shame on Russia! They are confused by the way the so called enemy, demonstrates compassion. Long live Ukraine!!!!!

  17. The fact that Ukrainians care enough to help connect dead Russian soldiers to their families says so much about the heart and soul of the country and its people, and how inhumane and exploitive Putin is to his people.

    1. @Julia Forsyth yes, you are cynical. Learn to see the good in people and you’ll be a better person for doing so.

  18. What a sad and difficult task. My admiration and heartfelt sympathy go out to these Patriots that are having to deal with it. Bound to impact the rest of the lives of these Patriots. God bless them and the whole of Ukraine.

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