Ukrainian soldiers suspected of shooting a Russian military prisoner

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In a video authenticated by the New York Times, Ukrainian troops finish off a Russian soldier on the ground at close range. Compromising images for Kyiv, which demands respect from Russian prisoners.

Mariupol, Boucha, Borodyanka and now Kramatorsk, Russian abuses continue in Ukraine. But another case draws attention: this time it is the Ukrainian army against imprisoned Russian soldiers. The videos have been circulating for a few days. “The latest comes from The New York Times, which verified and authenticated a video on April 4, in which Ukrainian troops capture and kill a Russian soldier. The scene takes place after an ambush on a country road near the town from Dmitrovka, west of kyiv.”explains Mohamed Mezerai, a franceinfo journalist. “We see soldiers finishing off a Russian soldier on the ground who was wearing the white armband. He seemed to have caught the attention of the Ukrainian soldiers while he was on the ground.”he continues.

“These images are shameful on the Ukrainian side because this war is also the communication war. This is not the first time that abuses have been committed on the Ukrainian side. The first time dates from March 27 in the Kharkiv region. The Ukrainian government promises investigate these events to find the perpetrators. kyiv has reminded all its soldiers that Russian prisoners must be treated well, in accordance with the Geneva Convention.”, emphasizes Mohamed Mezerai. Therefore, investigations are carried out and new items appear after the Boutcha massacre. “It is the German magazine Der Spiegel that reveals that the German intelligence services intercepted radio communications from Russian soldiers, who spoke of the death of civilians. In one of them a Russian soldier says that he shot a Ukrainian who was riding a bicycle. The Russians continue to deny and accuse kyiv of having set it all up”, he finally specifies.

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