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Ukrainian soldiers suspected of shooting a Russian military prisoner

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War in Ukraine: Ukrainian soldiers suspected of shooting a Russian military prisoner
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In a video authenticated by the New York Times, Ukrainian troops take a close look at a Russian soldier on the ground. Compromising images for Kiev, calling for respect for Russian prisoners.

Mariupol, Boucha, Borodyanka and now Kramatorsk, Russian abuses continue in Ukraine. But another case is calling: this time it is about the Ukrainian army against Russian soldiers prisoners. Videos have been circulating for a few days now. The latest news comes from The New York Times, which on April 4 released and verified a video showing Ukrainian troops capturing and killing a Russian soldier. The scene takes place after an ambush on a countryside road near the village of Dmitrovka west of Kyiv”explains Mohamed Mezerai, journalist at franceinfo. “We see soldiers at close range, on the ground, killing a Russian soldier 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 embarrassing on the Ukrainian side because this war is also that of communication. This is not the first time abuse has been committed on the Ukrainian side. The first time dates back to March 27 in the Kharkov region. Ukrainian government promises to report these facts to find the perpetrators. Kiev 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 elements appear after the massacre of Boutcha. “It is the German magazine Der Spiegel that reveals that the German intelligence services intercepted radio communications from Russian soldiers, who spoke about the deaths 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 Kiev of having staged everything,” he finally clarifies.

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