After graphic footage of an unarmed Ukrainian prisoner of war surfaced online, Ukraine vowed to track down the Russian soldiers responsible.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president, said late on Monday, “We will find the murderers.
In the video, the Ukrainian officer is seen smoking a cigarette in a channel. He says, “Greatness to Ukraine,” before being shot with programmed weapons.
The soldier has not been officially identified, but the spoke with family members who said they recognised him.
“My brother would certainly be capable of standing up to the Russians like that,” said a woman who claimed to be the soldier’s sister.
“He had never concealed reality before in his life, and he would never do as such before the foe. The soldier was a member of Ukraine’s 30th Brigade.
After the prisoner of war (POW) is shot dead, one of the shooters, believed to be a Russian soldier, is heard saying “die” and using an expletive.
The alleged murderer or murderers, who are not seen in the video, have not been identified.
The AWN NEWS has not confirmed where or when the footage was shot. It first appeared on Monday through virtual entertainment.Russia has not responded.
Since President Vladimir Putin sent off a full-scale intrusion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Kiev and its Western partners have blamed Russian soldiers for perpetrating mass atrocities. The allegations are denied by Russia.President Zelensky said in his video address that “the occupiers” killed “a warrior who bravely said to their faces: ‘Glory to Ukraine!'”
He said, “Greatness to the Legend!’ and I think we should all respond to that as a group. All hail the Heroes! Ukraine, bravo!'”
Mr Zelensky was alluding to a tactical call to war that has become well known among a large number of Ukrainians.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the footage was “another proof this was genocidal,” and he demanded a “immediate investigation” by the International Criminal Court.
Dmytro Lubinets, Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman, accused Russian soldiers of committing atrocities by disobeying the Geneva Conventions on the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
Andriy Kostin, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, said a criminal investigation was already underway.Ukrainian troops have previously been accused of torturing, raping, and killing Ukrainian prisoners of war.
In July of last year, a video surfaced showing a caught Ukrainian trooper being emasculated in the Russian-involved Donbas locale of eastern Ukraine.
The Russian fighter shot after completing the assault in Severodonetsk was identified as a member of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s unit.
Moscow blamed Ukrainian authorities for the November execution of a group of Russian detainees.
It came after a video from the front lines in eastern Ukraine showed a number of soldiers appearing to surrender in an incident that resulted in their deaths.
According to a Ukrainian official, the surrender was “staged” by Russian troops in order to attack their captors.
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