The A1 Verse: The story of horrors

By Thomas Gaulkin | May 25, 2022

Bucha main street after Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Oleksandr Ratushniak Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred May 23, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

How Invaders Put Bucha Through 18 Days of Horror

(from the original by Carlotta Gall)

When the soldiers
  brought a new level of death
Where the brigade
  took control
The story of horrors
  unfolded in chapters
Preliminary conclusions
  describing the actions
Of the accused soldiers
  of the 64th Brigade

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