the winning photo Lula needs to see

The result of the 66th edition of the famous and respected World Press Photo prize was announced, and the winner was journalist and photographer Evgeniy Maloletka, a 36-year-old Ukrainian. He competed with photos of 3,751 colleagues from 127 countries.

The winning photo was taken in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, bombed, razed and invaded by the Russians on February 24, 2022. The image shows a pregnant woman transported to the city’s maternity and pediatric hospital.

Maloletka and two colleagues from the Associated Press news agency were holed up in the Mariupol hospital, proven not to have been spared by Russian bombs.

Civilians — victims not respected by the Russians and Wagner mercenaries hired by Putin in flagrant violation of the UN Convention — were fleeing the bombs. Mariupol had about 450,000 inhabitants. It is strategic as it is located in the east of the country and on the north coast of the Sea of ​​Azov.

Russia said photo was fake

Moscow authorities became aware of the photo when it was published on March 9, 2022. They maintained that it was fake news and denied aggression against civilians and the attack on the pediatric and maternity hospital.

Also in wars, the saying goes that lies have short legs. The truth one day comes out.

The pregnant woman in the photo was Iryna Kalinina, 32 years old. She was taken seriously injured to the hospital. She died from not resisting her injuries. The son was born dead. Doctors named the boy Miron, which in Ukrainian means peace.

Everything was proven. And the two Associated Press journalists, Mstylav Chernov and Vasilisa Stepanenko, amid bombs and explosions, under the hospital stairs, witnessed the attacks and Russian ferocity. And the heroic professionalism of Maloletka, who took to the streets to portray the tragedy, was awarded.

The award judges justified their choice and left the reasons in writing:

For perfectly representing, at the click of a camera, the suffering caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
World Press Award Judges Photo

The winning photo travels the world. It moves and worries.

Lula shot himself in the foot

President Lula, as our Ricardo Kotscho rightly put it in his column, shot himself in the foot by not acknowledging, along with Brazilian citizens, the responsibility of the Russian government.

The PT does not condemn Putin and still thinks about winning the Nobel Peace Prize: frankly!

Under public international law, also known as the law of nations, Russia invaded Ukraine. And it promotes human rights violations and genocide.

The UN Constitutional Charter, and Russia is a signatory, prohibits the invasion of sovereign states. And there’s more: conflicts need to be resolved peacefully.

Russia claims self-defense. Defense against the Ukrainian Nazi government (President Zelensky is Jewish) and the guarantee of Russian self-determination in the Donbass and Kharkiv region.

In fact, there is no defense; but, yes, attack.

And the United Nations, since 1945, has had an arbitration and advisory court — the famous Court of The Hague — whose real name is the International Court of Justice. Its judges are elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council.

As if in a frenzy, Lula accused the US of encouraging the war in Ukraine. Everyone knows that the USA and the European Union justify the supply of weapons, ammunition and military means to Ukraine to defend itself against the Russian aggressor.

Lula also points to Ukraine as co-responsible for the war.

“Pro-Russian Neutrality”

On his last visit to China, President Lula, the bearer of an idea he has been calling a peace club, was delighted with China’s neutrality. He did not, in fact, realize that this was what Europeans call “pro-Russian neutrality.”

Lula chose the wrong side. It is on the side of the warmonger, without legitimate cause. And Lula continues to talk about peace, with an eye on the Nobel Peace Prize, already won by pacifists like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

The photo awarded by World Press Photo shows the human suffering, the deaths, the civilians attacked. In Mariupol, 350,000 civilians were targeted by Russian attacks.

Lula, with his posture, is aligned with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the doormat Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarusian dictator.


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