A piece of paper (or a phone call) would be enough against the inhumanity of war

(To David Rossi)

Take a good look at this piece of paper: it is one of the thousands of leaflets that the Turkish air force has rained down in the last few hours on the villages of a large strip of territory inhabited by Kurds in Syria that Erdogan is preparing, treacherously, to invade and occupy.

The message invites civilians to leave the area for an impending conflict.

Take a good look at this other leaflet that fell from the sky a few months ago north of Aleppo: it is a warning from the Syrian regime and its Russian protectors that a Russian-Syrian attack on Turkish forces and their allies is about to be launched.

Then look at this third leaflet - from the Kurds with American support - which warns the population about the imposition of a curfew, the danger represented by the escape of ISIS terrorists and the possibility of earning a bounty for their capture.

Look at these messages in Russian that warn Ukrainian civilians to move away from areas subject to missile or artillery attacks…

How do you see nothing? Ah, yes ... You don't see any flyers because the Russian troops, in their fury to "free" the Ukrainians from the "neo-Nazis" do not bother to warn them that they intend to strike at times densely populated areas. We who write have direct knowledge of the fact that those who have been in Ukraine for family reasons after February 24 knew that - if you were not part of a clearly recognizable humanitarian convoy - as a precaution they wrote on the roof of the car - or of the shelter - the Russian word children (pronounce: diethi, i.e. children) because it was assumed that there was an unspoken agreement: vehicles carrying the smallest and the most fragile should not be attacked. The opposite has happened: those traveling to eastern and southern Ukraine have learned the hard way that if you let the Kremlin fighters and war helicopters know that you had children aboard, you automatically became a moving target ( and unable to fire back). Neither more nor less what happened at the Mariupol Drama Theater.

Now, no one is asking the Russians to do as the Israelis do, that is to send a text message to the cell phones of everyone in the area before each attack, warning them in time to get to safety: it would take much less than what they already do in Syria. Simply, it would be enough if they warned the Ukrainian authorities fifteen minutes in advance, enough time to secure civilians, certainly not to move weapons that may be present in the area and which may be the only legitimate target of an artillery or missile attack.

Instead of hoping for the Nobel Peace Prize proposing plans that are impossible for both parties to accept, why does our government not ask Moscow and Kiev, but above all Moscow, of course, to commit to this simple point?

An agreement of one paragraph: "The Russian Federation and the Ukrainian Republic undertake to exchange an information note before striking with any weapon weighing more than ... in territories with a population density on 23 February greater than ..."

Simple and human, isn't it?

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