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Video shows Russians execute surrendering Ukrainian soldiers

Ukrainian ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets released a video showing Russian troops shooting at least 7 Ukrainians who were trying to surrender.
Video shows Russians execute surrendering Ukrainian soldiers
Video posted by the Ukrainian ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets, showing Russian troops shooting at least 7 Ukrainians who were trying to surrender. Photo: Screenshot
Video shows Russians execute surrendering Ukrainian soldiers

Russians shot surrendering Ukrainian soldiers with hands raised, reported Ukrainian ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets. He also released a video. 

“Yet another war crime likely occurred on February 24, 2023 in the Bakhmut direction. The video shows Ukrainian soldiers surrendering with hands raised, but instead of taking them prisoner, the Russians ruthlessly shot them,” Lubinets wrote on Telegram.

The Russians executed at least seven Ukrainians, although the exact number is still unknown, Lubinets reported. He also said he knows which Russian military unit did this. And he called on international organizations to document Russia’s latest violation of international law norms.

“I will immediately appeal with official letters to the UN and ICRC for the organizations to record and publicly acknowledge that Russian troops are killing Ukrainian POWs,” the ombudsman wrote.

The Prosecutor General’s Office specified this happened during an assault on Ukrainian positions between Ivanivske and Khromove villages in Donetsk Oblast.

“Drone footage shows Russian troops ordering Ukrainians out of a trench, gathering them together, moving back, and unleashing automatic fire on the unarmed, wounded soldiers – deliberately finishing them off and ignoring humanitarian law,” prosecutors wrote on Telegram.

Ukraine has launched a pre-trial investigation into the laws and customs of war violations combined with premeditated murder.

Overall, Ukraine is currently investigating 19 criminal cases over the killings of 45 Ukrainian POWs, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.

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