• 16/04/2024 03:42

'Ukraine is investigating 19 criminal proceedings into the murder of 45 prisoners of war by Russians, – Office of the Prosecutor General

Ukraine is investigating 19 criminal proceedings into the murder of 45 prisoners of war by Russians

 Ukraine is investigating 19 criminal proceedings into the murder of 45 Russian prisoners of war 

<p> is concerned about the fact that Russian occupiers shot unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Bakhmut region.</p>
<p> < p >This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General.</p>
<p>“Under the procedural leadership of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched into violation of the laws and customs of war involving premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine),” it says in the message.</p>
<p>It is noted that on February 24, a video recording was published in one of the telegram channels, which recorded how Russian army soldiers, during an assault on our positions between the villages of Ivanovskoye and Khromovo, Donetsk region, shot seven captured Ukrainian military personnel.</p>
<p>The recording from the camera The drone shows that the Russians initially order our defenders to leave the trench. Afterwards, having gathered all the defenders in one place and retreated a few meters, the enemy fired machine-gun fire behind them. in the Office of the Prosecutor General.</p>
<p>In total, in Ukraine <b>19 criminal proceedings are being investigated regarding the murder of 45 Ukrainian prisoners of war</b>. The investigation of these crimes is under the control of the Office of the Prosecutor General.</p>
<p>“In all these terrible cases, the enemy deliberately ignores the provisions of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, which indicates the support of such actions by the high command of the Russian armed forces,” the report says.</p>
<p>Let us remind you that today the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets reported that the Russians again shot prisoners of war. He also said that he would send official letters to the UN and the ICRC so that the organizations would record and publicly acknowledge that the Russian military is killing prisoners.</p>
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<li>On February 20, a video of the shooting of three Ukrainian defenders by Russian army soldiers was distributed on the Internet , taken prisoner. The event occurred on February 18, 2024 near the village of Robotino, Zaporozhye region.</li>
<li>On February 18, a message was published in one of the telegram channels about the execution of six captured defenders of a mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at one of the positions in Avdiivka. The defenders were seriously wounded, could not move independently and were awaiting evacuation. A video recording with a fragment of the murder of two more Ukrainian soldiers in a forest belt near the village was also discovered. Vesele, Bakhmut district.</li>
<li>Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets appealed to the UN and the International Committee of the Red Christ to clarify all the circumstances of the death of Ukrainian prisoners at the Zenit stronghold in Avidievka.</li>
<p> < li>Last December, near Robotino in Zaporozhye, the Russians shot three prisoners. The video went viral on social networks. Later, the prosecutor's office established the names of the killed Ukrainian soldiers. Law enforcement also has reason to believe that representatives of the 76th Airborne Division of the Russian Federation, which is known for its war crimes committed in the Kiev region, were involved in the murder of prisoners of war.</li>
<li>The use of Ukrainian military personnel as “human shields” was also recorded in Zaporozhye areas. Radio Liberty published a video in which the Russians were leading captured Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers at gunpoint towards Ukrainian positions, hiding behind them. The Russian military periodically fired machine guns towards the Ukrainian positions, and one of the Russians physically covered themselves with a Ukrainian prisoner. Another Russian soldier was probably throwing a grenade towards the Ukrainian positions. The Ukrainian fighters who provided the video noted that this was “reconnaissance in force” to identify fire weapons at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.</li>
<li>In the winter of 2023, the Russians shot the Ukrainian unarmed prisoner Alexander Matsievsky after the words “Glory to Ukraine.” > </ul>
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