Montana’s junior senator did not plan to be the first U.S. senator to travel to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion. But when an old friend and faith leader invited Sen. Steve Daines to witness the country’s suffering, he said yes.
“I saw indisputable war crimes. This is pure evil and bloodshed,” Daines, a Republican, told CNA of his Holy Week trip. “I literally saw the bodies in the shallow graves as they were exhuming them.”
At a gravesite in Bucha, authorities investigating war crimes pitched tents in which to place the bodies after digging them out, Daines said. Inside, they snapped photographs to document the cause of death for men, women, and children.