“On the one hand, we are helping and saving people, and on the other, we are simply taking measures to ensure the security of Russia itself … It’s clear that we didn’t have a choice. It was the right decision … the goals are perfectly clear, they are noble.” Putin says Russian invasion will achieve ‘noble’ aims. An evergreen lesson: Sociopaths don’t stop. They need to be stopped.

+ Among the ‘noble’ goals has been wantonly killing thousands of civilians. Some parents in Ukraine are writing names, phone numbers, and addresses on their kids’ skin in case family members are killed or displaced. A Haunting Photo of a Child’s Back Is Now a Symbol of Ukrainian Parents’ Terror.

+ “The mayor of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol said Monday that more than 10,000 civilians have died in the Russian siege of his city, and that the death toll could surpass 20,000, as weeks of attacks and privation leave the bodies of Mariupol’s people ‘carpeted through the streets.'”