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Did Ukrainians massacre Russian prisoners?

Warning, shocking footage

Video from the front line in eastern Ukraine shows a group of soldiers surrendering and being killed.

Russia responded to the footage by accusing Ukraine of executing Russian prisoners of war, a war crime. Ukraine has not yet responded to the accusations.

The incident took place on or before November 12 in the village of Makeevka, which is located on the front line in the Luhansk region.

Later that day and on Sunday, drone footage appeared on pro-Ukrainian websites showing the bodies of several uniformed soldiers lying on the ground in a village yard.

Part of the footage also appears in a video of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense dedicated to the military operations in the area of ​​Makeevka, writes the BBC.

According to some posts on social networks, the cause was a mortar attack.

This version of events has been disputed by pro-Russian outlets, which claim that the soldiers were shot by members of Ukraine’s 80th Airborne Brigade.

On November 17, more video material appeared, this time filmed by a person who was present at the scene of the accident. In the video, shouts in Ukrainian can be heard to everyone hiding in the shed, asking them to come out.

They come out one by one and lie on the ground. The camera then pans out and gunfire is heard.

The drone footage and the video shot on the ground appear to match the same scene.

The Russian Ministry of Defense described what happened as a “deliberate and methodical killing” with shots to the head of more than 10 motionless Russian servicemen. It went on to say that this was “not the first and not the only war crime” committed by Ukrainian forces.

Killing or wounding a combatant who has laid down his weapon and surrendered is a war crime.
The Russian Ministry of Defense described what happened as a “deliberate and methodical killing” with shots to the head of more than 10 motionless Russian servicemen. It went on to say that this was “not the first and not the only war crime” committed by Ukrainian forces.

Killing or wounding a combatant who has laid down his weapon and surrendered is a war crime.

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