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Ukrainian Soldiers Executed Russian POWs In Possible War Crime, NYT Confirms

Ukrainian forces are seen on video executing Russian prisoners of war in an apparent war crime, the New York Times confirmed.

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A video posted to social media this week was recorded at a Ukrainian village near Kiev, showing what appear to be Ukrainian soldiers executing captured Russian prisoners of war in what experts say likely constitutes a war crime.

The video’s authenticity has since been confirmed by the New York Times, but the outlet decided not to publish it’s contents due to their graphic imagery.

In the video, a Ukrainian soldier can be observed shooting a Russian soldier three times while another, unidentified male can be heard saying “he’s still alive. Film these marauders. Look, he’s still alive. He’s gasping.”

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Three other Russian soldiers wearing pro-Russian white armbands were seen in the video, apparently deceased. One of the Russian soldiers appears to have sustained a major wound to his head and can be seen with his hands tied behind his back. Some have suggested this means the Russian was bound when he received the likely fatal blow to the head.

Ukrainian forces in the video can be heard repeating “glory to Ukraine.”

According to the New York Times report, a Ukrainian news agency said the culprits were a part of the “Georgian Legion” volunteer group that began fighting for Ukraine in 2014.

The killings apparently took place nearly seven miles southwest of Bucha, where mainstream media outlets, in lockstep with both western and Ukrainian governments have accused Russia of killing 300 civilians in an apparent series of “war crimes.”

The Ukrainian and U.S. governments insist that the Bucha civilians were killed as Russian troops were retreating the suburb. However, the Russians claim that the killings occurred days after their forces had left the area.

Users online have pointed out that the dead civilians in Bucha were seen wearing pro-Russian white armbands, similarly to the Russian prisoners of war executed by the Ukrainian forces in the NYT-confirmed video.

In a statement addressing the video of Ukrainian forces executing Russian prisoners of war, Human Rights Watch senior legal advisor Aisling Reidy said “All the information in the videos that suggests abuse, and maybe worse, of POWs needs to be subject to an effective investigation.”

As noted by HRW, the “Third Geneva Convention governs the treatment of prisoners of war, effective from the moment of capture. This includes obligations to treat them humanely at all times.”

“It is a war crime to willfully kill, mistreat, or torture POWs, or to willfully cause great suffering, or serious injury to body or health. No torture or other form of coercion may be inflicted on POWs to obtain from them any type of information,” the group noted.

The video of the brutal killing surfaced just one day after Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” and stated that he aims to see the leader face a war crimes trial, Valiant News previously reported.

Russia invaded Ukraine in February following a years long standoff over the disputed Donbass region. Russia claims it launched a “special military operation” to protect ethnic Russians from Ukrainian ethnic cleansing, but Ukraine claims the invasion was unprovoked.

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Andrew White is a Northern Virginia native. His work has been previously featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars, Revolver News, and The Liberty Daily. White is a constitutionalist Patriot, who focuses on social issues, election integrity, globalism, US politics, as well as general corporate and government corruption.



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    April 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    If they did execute POWS then they did commit a war crime. You say they confirmed it, so if so, why is the wording so mushy as to mean anything? They either did or they did not. NYT either confirmed or they did not.

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    April 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    When you can massacre a human being you have succumbed to evil. When you post it on social media so all can see, you stopped being human.

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