April 13, 2024

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LIVE – War in Ukraine: Russia accused of executing eight prisoners of war

This morning, while Ukraine accused Russia of executing two POWs, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office announced this evening that it had opened two investigations into the alleged execution of a total of eight POWs by Russian soldiers. “Shooting of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Avdiivka and VesselĂ©: investigations have begun,” the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said in a Telegram.

According to the details of the Ukrainian military spokesman for the region, Dmytro Lykovy, the first investigation is about “circumstances of the death of a group of Ukrainian soldiers who were captured while leaving the Zenit position on the southern outskirts of Avdiivka.” The Ukrainian military announced earlier in the day, without giving details, that the soldiers had been captured while leaving Avdiivka.

Ukrainian ground forces, for their part, accused Russian soldiers of executing two prisoners of war by shooting them in another part of eastern Ukraine. In a video released by the ground forces, whose authenticity could not be immediately verified, a soldier was filmed shooting at point-blank range two soldiers who were in the same trench as him and who showed no resistance. him.

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