Azov regards killing of Ukrainian defenders in Yelenovka as an act of public execution – regiment’s statement

This is stated in the statement of the regiment.

“We regard the strike on Yelenovka as an act of public execution. Russia committed it out of impunity. They are used to the fact that no one will bring them to justice, even for open violation of the laws, customs and rules of warfare. Therefore, we, Azov, Ukraine as a state and the entire civilized world, will painfully fight back so that Russia remembers this once and for all, ”said the acting. commander of the “Azov” regiment.

“Azov” find out the names of the perpetrators and organizers of the execution of prisoners and already have preliminary information, but are not yet ready to voice it.

“We will find them wherever they are: in the occupied territories of Ukraine, in Russia or in third countries. Ukraine as a state will provide fair punishment. I want to remind Putin, who is personally responsible for this crime, that they don’t talk about the rope in the hanged man’s house,” Nadtochy said.

According to him, Russia “lied for a day about the Ukrainian army, and today it confirmed its crime with a statement from the embassy.”

“Russia thinks that it killed Azov, executed it, but Azov is now the whole country, every Ukrainian will now avenge each of our tortured and killed brothers,” Nadtochy emphasized.

Addressing personally to Putin, acting. commander of the Azov regiment said that both the tyrant himself and his henchmen would be punished and convicted in international courts.

Ukraine requires international investigation into the murder of Ukrainian defenders in Yelenovka and is waiting for a list of victims from the Russian Federation.

As reported, on July 29, Russian propaganda media reported that as a result of an alleged strike by ZSU on a penal colony in the occupied Yelenovka, Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept, 53 people were killed and 75 were injured.

AT The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine indicatedthat the artillery shelling of the colony in the occupied Yelenovka was carried out by the troops of the Russian Federation in order to hide the torture and execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war held there, and by statements that the colony was shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are trying to accuse Ukraine of committing “war crimes”.

human rights activists declaredthat the death of several dozen Ukrainian prisoners of war, who are being held by Russian invaders on the territory of the Yelenovskaya correctional colony No. 120, occurred due to an internal explosion, and not due to shelling, since there was no sound of an arrival characteristic of it.

It is in the colony located in the occupied Yelenovka contain Ukrainian defenders from the Mariupol military garrison, including fighters of the Azov National Guard Regiment and the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy, who left the territory of the Azovstal plant blocked by Russian troops in May.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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