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Alleged execution of Russian POWs captured on video

Ukrainian forces have violated the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War, the Russian Investigative Committee says.

A gruesome clip emerged on social media on Tuesday, purportedly showing the execution of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian troops.

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The video starts with the apparent murder of a severely wounded Russian serviceman, who was lying on a road. “Look, he’s still alive. He’s wheezing,” a voice said off screen before shots were fired at the defenseless soldier.

It then shows the bodies of several more Russians, scattered on the ground nearby in puddles of blood, as armed men with Ukrainian military insignia on their uniforms cheer as they walk among them.

At least one of the prisoners of war in the footage has his hands tied behind his back, and was apparently executed with a shot to the head at point-blank range. Some media outlets suggested that other soldiers may have had their throats slit.

The Ukrainian troops in the video are seen shouting “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!” – a slogan belonging to World War Two Nazi collaborators which has been adopted by the country’s military – and discussing what gear they could loot from the corpses.

The video is so graphic that RT is unable to share it. [Editor’s Note: DTNZ has also decided not to share it for the same reasons].

The location and date on which the clip was recorded are currently unclear. But Russian media said it may have been filmed in the same area outside Kiev as a video published by the UNIAN news agency on March 30. This footage didn’t show the execution of POWs, but apparently featured at least one of the same Ukrainian fighters and the same seized Russian armored vehicle.

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case, with experts being tasked with establishing the circumstances of the incident, its date and location, as well the identities of the Ukrainian troops who feature in it.

“The servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other Ukrainian armed units have committed a harsh violation of the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War,” the agency insisted.

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This is not the first time during the conflict that a video has been posted online purportedly showing mistreatment of captured Russian troops by the Ukrainian military.

In late March, footage emerged of a brutal interrogation of POWs, during which they were shot in the legs at point-blank range. Some troops apparently didn’t survive the questioning. According to the Investigative Committee, the incident may have taken place at a military compound used by “nationalist” units in the eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkov.

Russia launched a large-scale offensive against Ukraine in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols had been designed to regularize the status of those regions within the Ukrainian state.

Russia has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two rebel regions by force.

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  1. A comedian addressing parliaments of various countries, woke International events & UN is something we never witnessed in the past. Deep state and Corporate media are becoming so confident after mass jabbing, and assume the rule of sheeple is easy under NWO. Pure evil.

  2. I bet ‘ONE’ news and NEWSHUB won’t be reporting on this…..maybe someone should tell Duncan Garner who was busy calling Putin a war criminal today. At least adopt a less partisan approach Duncan if you want to keep your listeners.

  3. As much as I’m a strong supporter, DTNZ, am I correct in finding your articles more pro-Russia than Ukraine? Or is it because much of Western media’s taken a blindly extreme pro-Ukraine and anti-Putin stance, that DTNZ intends to provide a balance?

    Russia and Ukraine soldiers are both committing crimes against each other, that’s what humans do in wars despite treaties and war crime’s acts.

    And some, not all, Russian soldiers will be committing crimes against innocent Ukrainian civilians. Just as some Ukranian civilians have attacked, murdered and poisoned Russian soldiers, as reported rather gleefully in UK media. Can we be absolutely sure that the appalling scenes of civilian bodies and human suffering in Ukraine, allegedly at the hands of Russian soldiers, are mostly all staged by the Ukranians. I don’t think so.

    Wars and conflicts involve and attract all kinds of people who often behave in unacceptable ways, regardless of their nationality, when given the licence to destroy, rape and kill, or the imperative to defend themselves.

    • An empire of lies is behind. This is not the first one shown to be an Ukranian propaganda. The simple evidence is that the Mayor of the town announced that the town is free and did not report any issue. After 3 days, the news comes out all over the international media. Why Uk must stop twice in the UNSC when Russia asked for an independent investigation? There are dozens of unanswered questions which you can find online.

      When Ukranian neonazis use human shields, hide under civilian areas and fire, some casuality cannot be avoided. This is not the case here. The bodies are laid out in a pattern and not found 3 days after Russian forces left by the locals and the Mayor of the town.

    • Hello Anonymous

      Deep state and MSM are the real conspirators. They will always dismiss anything as “conspiracy theory” & “russian propaganda”. Please watch

      Who exactly entered Bucha once Russian troops left?

      The devil rebukes sin: US urges war crimes trial

      Make your own judgement. Trurth is never told but learnt. Also ask why there is so much of censoring of alternative and russian media? Be critical and make up your own mind.


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