Another Mass Grave Found in Ukraine

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Alexander Ermochenko

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Russia’s atrocities continue to grow as the fighting continues, and President Biden requests additional funding to support Ukraine.

Satellite images have detected a third mass grave near Maripoul, the eastern Ukrainian city that has been subject to constant bombardment since the start of the Russian invasion.

According to a report from NPR, “The grave is located just 12 miles west of Mariupol, along the northwestern edge of Manhush. And it may be 20 times larger than the mass grave in Bucha, according to a Telegram post by the Mariupol City Council, and could hold up to 9,000 bodies.”

The discovery of the mass graves adds to Russia’s list of atrocities committed. Earlier this month, more mass graves were found in the Ukrainian city Bucha, near Kyiv.

Russia has continuously shelled cities with no regard for the number of civilian casualties. Russia has even bombed civilian centers, including a theatre where civilians took shelter, causing over 300 causalities.

In addition, Russia bombed a maternity hospital early last month, killing three and injuring 17. These types of attacks are nothing new for the Russian military, as they often resort to indiscriminate bombing of cities in wars.

The tragic killing of civilians isn’t limited to the citizens of Ukraine. American Fox News journalists Brent Renaud and Maks Levin were shot and killed by Russian Federation forces.

In addition, two other Fox News correspondents were killed mid-March and were identified as Irish photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian fixer Oleksandra Kuvshynova.

As the conflict continues, there will likely be more brutal killings of civilians by the Russian Army; however, there are few discussions of a resolution coming anytime soon.

According to a recent article from Defense One, “Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress this week that he “has seen no sign” that Putin is serious about ending his war through diplomacy.”

On the other hand, President Biden recently requested Congress to approve an additional $33 billion in spending for Ukraine. This request is in addition to the $13.6 billion approved by Congress last month. If approved, the total funding sent to Ukraine would be around $46.6 billion.

The funding would include $20 billion in security assistance, $8.5 billion in economic assistance, and $3.5 in humanitarian aid.

“ What I want to make clear to the Congress and the American people is this: the cost of failing to stand up to violent aggression in Europe has always been higher than the cost of standing firm against such attacks,” said Joe Biden, in a letter to the speaker of the house.

“That is as it always has been and as it always will be. America must meet this moment, and do its part,” Mr. Biden added.