Is there "good" news from the war of annihilation that the Russian army is waging in Ukraine?

Tens of thousands of civilians murdered, up to two million abducted, rapes, torture, "filtration" in camps, a continuous bombardment that reduced villages and towns to rubble, theft of millions of tons of grain, hunger as a weapon - Vladimir Putin and the Russian army commit war crimes in numbers and complete one count after the other to settle a charge of genocide.

There are fewer and fewer pictures of this murderous activity.

When the defenders of Mariupol were still holding out in the Azov Steelworks, they were able to send some out into the world themselves.

This is over with the capture of the completely destroyed city by the Russian invaders.

Now, full of pride in victory, they lead press people through the bunkers of Azovstahl.

The "special operation" is underway.

Michael Hanfeld

responsible editor for feuilleton online and "media".

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Among those who showed what was happening in Mariupol was Ukrainian paramedic Julia Pajewska.

She filmed her missions for two weeks with a body cam or helmet camera.

The recordings were intended for a Netflix documentary on the Invictus Games, which Prince Harry is producing.

In 2014, Julia Pajewska was employed as a paramedic by the Maidan movement.

From 2018 to 2020 she served in the Ukrainian army, after which she left the service and trained paramedics who treated the injured in eastern Ukraine.

They are called "Taira's Angels" after the nickname Julia Pajewska gave herself as an avid "World of Warcraft" gamer.

Taira's recordings were supposed to testify to this commitment, but then they served as evidence of the terror of the Russian war of extermination: we see how 53-year-old Julia Pajewska is treating the seriously injured, we see how she is shaken by a crying fit when a little boy dies dies under the hands of doctors.

But we also see how she treats injured Russian soldiers.

Asked in disbelief by a woman standing by whether she really wants to help the Russians, she says: "They won't be so friendly to us, but for me it's not a question.

They are prisoners of war.” The footage showing this and other operations by Julia Pajewska was smuggled out of the city by two reporters from the Associated Press agency, the last journalists to get out of Mariupol, in mid-March.

Kidnapped by the Russian army

The next day, March 16, Julia Pajewska and her driver were kidnapped by the Russian army in the Donbass.

As was to be expected, her captors described the paramedic as a “Nazi collaborator” with the Azov regiment and as an organ smuggler.

On a video she was shown with a black bag over her head.

Then, visibly drawn, she had to read out a declaration calling for the end of the war.

Then nothing more was heard from her.

However, in the same way as with the around two and a half thousand civilians and soldiers who were abducted from the Azov steelworks, a solidarity campaign began in the Ukraine in the hope that the mother of an underage daughter would be released from Russian captivity.

And that has now actually happened.

"We managed to get Taira, the Ukrainian paramedic Yulia Paevska, released," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced last Saturday.

"We are working to free all prisoners." "I always believed that everything would turn out exactly like this," said Julia Pajewska in a short video message, "and everyone who is still on the other side knows that everything will end well.” Nothing was known about the background to the release.

The British "The Guardian" quotes a Russian journalist from state television, Irina Kuksenkova, who spoke of an exchange for the son of a Chechen official arrested by the Ukrainians.

The freed medic's words sound very optimistic in view of the reports of torture in Russian camps, the kidnapping of the Mariupol defenders to Russia and the violent and murderous statements made by politicians and moderators in the Russian media.

The show by fascist Putin hardliner Vladimir Solovyov debates whether to hang, shoot or quarter the two Britons and Moroccans captured by the separatists in Donbass who lived in Ukraine and served in the Ukrainian army.

In Moscow, reporter Matthew Luxmoore from The Wall Street Journal tweeted, a vodka called Zelensky's Tears is now being sold.

"The Russian invaders pride themselves on their genocidal cruelty,"