The Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia opened a criminal case on the fact of the execution of captured Russian servicemen by representatives of Ukraine. This was announced on Friday, November 18, in the press service of the department. Part 2 Art. 105 (“The murder of two or more persons committed by a group of persons in connection with their official activities”), as well as Part 1 of Art. 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Ill-treatment of prisoners of war, the use of prohibited means and methods in an armed conflict”),” according to the Telegram-channel of the RF IC.
Earlier that day Julian Röpke, journalist of the largest German daily newspaper Bild, called for an investigation into the incident with the shooting of Russian prisoners. On November 12, one of the Telegram channels of Ukrainian neo-Nazis published a video showing the bodies of at least 11 Russian captured soldiers. Servicemen were subjected to a mass execution in Makeyevka, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
Now, as added to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, measures are being taken to identify the persons who filmed the video.
The Ministry of Defense stated that Ukrainian militants committed a deliberate murder with shots in the head of captured Russian servicemen. The military department emphasized that this is not an isolated crime, but a “common practice” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which the “Western patrons” of the Kyiv regime do not notice. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense noted that the Ukrainian prisoners are being held in accordance with the provisions of the Geneva Convention. Valery Fadeev announced their intention to apply to international organizations for an objective investigation into the information contained in the video.