There have been several videos posed online by people who generally have been on the Right that show Ukrainian soldiers torturing and executing Russian POWs.
There has been a subset of the Right that has reflexively decided to come out against Ukraine simply because the Left has gone ball to the wall in support of Ukraine.
These videos are not going to make me feel bad for the Russians.
Here is the thing, and I need to make this perfectly crystal fucking clear:
I do not give a single solitary, tiniest iota of a fuck what Ukrainian soldiers do to Russian soldiers.
Go read your history of the Holodomor, and the Russian Revolution, and the Decembrist Revolution, and the Crimean War before that.
Go read about the Gulags and Highway of Bones.
Go read about how German women were raped en masse by the Red Army as they defeated the Nazis on the eastern front.
The Russians have always engaged in inhumane tactics and atrocities.
The Russian army is currently shooting women and children.
The idea of law abiding gentlemanly combat is really something that only exists in the modern Anglosphere.
So the Ukrainians are committing atrocities against the Russians who committed atrocities against them since Stalin invaded in 1919 all the way through 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Okay, so there are no good guys in this war. Neither side is as pure and clean as the driven snow.
That’s still not a justification for Russia to invade Ukraine or for Ukrainians not to want to repel invaders.
So what that a Ukrainian soldier kneecaps a Russian POW with an AK. That Russian was probably the great grandson of the Russian soldier that shot the Ukrainian soldier’s great grandmother’s siblings and raped her because they were picking kernels of wheat off the dirt after the Red Army took their entire crop yield.
This is me not giving a fuck.
This is why I say I don’t want to put boots on the ground there.
When armies that commit war crimes have war crimes committed against them, I’m just going to sit back with some popcorn and watch from a safe distance.