UN, April 7 – RIA Novosti. All reports of human rights violations in Ukraine must be fully investigated, UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General, told RIA Novosti when asked to comment on a video showing Russian prisoners killed in Ukraine.
Earlier, the leading American newspaper New York Times stated that it could confirm the authenticity of the video recording of the massacre of Ukrainian security forces over captured and wounded Russian soldiers. The publication recounted the brutal footage in detail and suggested that the soldiers were ambushed on March 30 during the withdrawal of Russian forces from the outskirts of Kyiv.
“All reports of human rights violations must be thoroughly investigated,” Dujarric said.
Russia earlier appealed to the UN, the OSCE, the ICRC and the authorities of Germany, Turkey and France with a call to demand from Kyiv to ensure the access of the ICRC to the prisoners of the Russian Federation, reserving the right to initiate the convening of a meeting of the UN Security Council in the near future if international humanitarian organizations do not take action on the issue prisoners of war. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that torture and bullying were used against Russian prisoners in the spirit of the punishers of the Great Patriotic War.
Russian prisoners are tortured, Defense Ministry says
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
Yesterday, 16:54 Aggravation of the situation in the DPR and LPR
Western media can visit Ukrainian prisoners, Defense Ministry says
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