Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office has launched an investigation into the alleged execution of Russian prisoners by Ukrainian soldiers following a complaint from Moscow about videos appearing on social media that appear to point to this.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine Dmitry Lubinets pointed out that Russian soldiers first announced their surrender, and then opened fire on the Ukrainian military.who answered the shots.
“Returning fire with fire is not a war crime,” he said.
The Prosecutor General’s Office spoke out at the time, saying it would investigate whether Russian soldiers actually surrendered as part of a strategy to attack the Ukrainian side and gain an advantage, which is prohibited by international humanitarian law.
The alleged execution of at least ten Russian soldiers provoked protests in Moscow, which soon demanded that international organizations investigate the incident, indicating that the Russian authorities themselves would conduct an analysis of the case in search of those responsible.
Already last week, the Russian Ministry of Justice warned that both President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and “his henchmen” should be held accountable and accountable in court for this episode of “torture and murder”.