Ukraine's ombudsman sends allies video of POW's execution as evidence of russia's war crimes
The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, sent a video of the execution of a prisoner of war by the russian occupiers to Ukraine's international partner countries and fellow ombudsmen as an example of another russian war crime.
He reported this on Telegram.
"The shooting of a captured Ukrainian serviceman is a violation of the Geneva Conventions. It is a manifestation of baseness and meanness. I sent this video to international partners and fellow ombudsmen from different countries of the world as confirmation of yet another russian war crime," Lubinets said.
He emphasized that all over the world, the words "Glory to Ukraine" evoke honor, respect, and pride, and only russians can execute for the Ukrainian slogan.
"The goal of Ukraine, like the entire democratic world, is to bring the russian federation to justice. russia will have to answer for every war crime committed," Lubinets wrote.
A terrible video of the execution of a Ukrainian soldier captured by the russian invaders appeared online. The video shows a man in the uniform of the Ukrainian army saying "Glory to Ukraine!", after which he was immediately shot.
The Head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, called the shooting an example of russia's "national worthless and weakness." The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War told us that the identity of the deceased has not yet been established, but they are already working on it.
This is not the first time that a video of a brutal massacre of a Ukrainian prisoner of war has appeared on the Internet. For example, in July 2022, russian Telegram channels shared a video where two, apparently, russian soldiers tortured a prisoner of war in a Ukrainian uniform. After that, Ukrainian law enforcement officers began investigating the violation of the customs of war.
Such actions with a prisoner fall under the concept of a war crime. According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, war crimes are torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments; intentional infliction of severe suffering or serious bodily injury or harm to health; treacherous killing or wounding of an enemy combatant.