Troops Slaughter Refugees Escaping Ukraine

Eric Zuesse

That YouTube,, shows what happened to a truck full of refugees heading into Russia after 28 August 2014, when “Kiev loses control of Novoazovsk, rebel troops advance in southeast Ukraine.”

This video, from Russian TV reporter Graham Phillips, was filmed on 2 September. It shows the burnt-out hulk of the corpse-encrusted truck. Many of the corpses are so badly incinerated that they’re barely even recognizable as being such; however, parts of human bodies are shown in the immediate surrounds; so, apparently, the truck was blown up and then went into flames, which is why the clearest-looking body-parts are in the vehicle’s immediate surrounds, instead of in the truck itself. Perhaps these people had been fleeing from Ukraine’s troops and caught and slaughtered by them; perhaps they had instead been mistakenly fired upon by the incoming fighters, who might have mistaken the truck as containing fleeing Ukrainian soldiers. The occupants of the truck apparently had no weapons: no guns or other such hardware are visible among the debris.

Unfortunately, the only information provided in English by the reporter, Phillips, is “Road from Lugansk to Novosvetlovka,” which would suggest that the truck was heading southward into Russia.

Unfortunately, there were no survivors to tell what happened.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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