4/4/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky – reports of atrocities by Russian occupiers

From Lxxx: (Day 40): This night several rockets were sent to Odessa. Some were destroyed in the air, but some hit the infrastructure of the city including oil refining factory. Though it’s frightening still it is not as shocking as the information we received the day before.

We are grieving. It seems there are no feelings other than deep pain.

More and more facts were revealed yesterday about what had been happening in the Kiev region for several weeks of occupation. Beautiful cities of Kiev region – Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel, Makarov look horrible and dreadful, covered with dead bodies, shot with their hands tied, burnt, mutilated people. Mass graves. Destroyed houses, roads, infrastructure. There was no military need to do so. It’s just the essence of Russian army, their way of waging war.

Here is a snippet of a post made by one Ukrainian blogger:

“Every time you talk about the great Russian ballet, I will tell you the story of a young teacher from Brovary who was repeatedly raped in front of her parents and then kidnapped by Russian villains. About dozens, maybe hundreds of raped Ukrainian women. Often in the eyes of children. About 15-16-year-old girls from Borodyanka who suffered terrible violence from the Kadyrovites [Admin: they are described as Chechin mercenary thugs]. About the bodies of five raped young girls who were killed and left on the road. Here is what I will tell you in response about the great Russian ballet.

Every time you tell me about great Russian composers, I will tell you the story of a girl in front of whom and her little brother in the basement of Mariupol, their mother died more than once. And then with the corpse of a dead mother, the children continued to hide in the basement from the shelling. About a boy from Gostomel, in front of whom Russian soldiers shot his father and then they wanted to kill his son, but he survived. About a girl who was shot directly in the face. About a kid who ran away with his grandmother in a boat. Grandma drowned. Here is what I will tell you in return about the great Russian composers.

Every time you tell me about the great Russian painting, I will tell you about the peaceful Ukrainians shot in the back in the Makariv district. And before they were shot, the orcs tied their hands and tortured them. About hundreds of corpses on the streets of Bucha, Irpen, Gostomel. About mass graves in the yards of residential neighborhoods. Until recently, the mass graves of civilians were cozy and safe cities. Mass graves. In the 21st century. Here is what I will tell you in response about the great Russian painting….” (you can read the full post on my facebook news feed)

Please, pray for our nation as we grieve.

In Christ,

6 responses to “4/4/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky – reports of atrocities by Russian occupiers”

  1. I cannot begin to comprehend your pain or the evil that is brutalizing the Ukrainian people. I do grieve with you. If it were socially acceptable and meaningful, I would rent my garments – God sees my heart. I am in constant prayer for God to intervene – in tender mercy and holy judgment. I continue to write my legislators urging them to provide what is militarily needed for Ukraine to be decisively, unquestionably victorious. Amen to Psalm 94:1-3! Help me, Lord, to remember that every “Sin is the dare of God’s justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love.” John Bunyan


  2. Our Father in heaven:
    Deliver us from evil.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    For Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.


  3. I have been following this blogger for about 3 weeks. It is just amazing how the Ukrainian civilians have been treated so brutally. I too have no more words to say. May the Holy Spirit help us with our prayers we can’t even put into words.


  4. Our hearts grieve with the Ukrainian people. our reading tonight in Psalm 25 very much expressed our feelings as we hear the latest news.

    17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
    bring me out of my distresses.
    18Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.
    19Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
    20Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
    Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

    We remember also that the Father promised that He heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds. May the Comforter do for those in mourning what no man can do.


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