Ukrainian officers have lashed out in opposition to Moscow after a video confirmed one of many nation’s troopers, allegedly in Russian captivity, being executed seemingly by Russian troopers. 

The video exhibits an unarmed soldier in Ukrainian fight fatigues smoking a cigarette close to what seems to be a preventing place. The person is then proven pulling the cigarette from his mouth, blowing out the smoke and might be heard saying “Slava Ukraini” (Glory to Ukraine), earlier than fighters off digital camera hearth a number of pictures at him. 

Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba blamed Russia and stated it was further “proof” that Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine was “genocidal.”

“It’s crucial that [Prosecutor] Karim Khan QC launches a direct [International Criminal Court] investigation into this heinous struggle crime,” he tweeted on Monday. “Perpetrators should face justice.”

The Ukrainian President’s Chief of Workers Andriy Yermak additionally stated the incident was a “struggle crime.”

“These [war crimes] are a component of a [methodical] coverage of terror, which is whitewashed by Kremlin propaganda with its myths about “Nazis,” There shall be punishment for each such struggle crime,” Yermak tweeted Monday. “Nobody will dodge justice. We’ll discover all of them.”

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets stated he shared the video with worldwide companions as “proof of one more Russian struggle crime.”

“The execution of a captured Ukrainian soldier is a violation of the Geneva Conventions. It’s a manifestation of rascality and ignobility,” Lubinets wrote on Telegram.

CNN has not been capable of independently confirm who the executed POW is, the place he was shot, or who shot him.

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