Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on Friday, July 29, opened criminal proceedings based on the results of studying a video in which allegedly Russian soldiers tortured Ukrainian prisoner. The case was opened under an article on violation of the laws and customs of war, the department said.
A few hours earlier, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets called for checking the video for a possible war crime, violations of the Geneva Convention. According to Lyubinets, reports are also being prepared to the UN, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and International Committee of the Red Cross.
In the video, two men in camouflage uniforms are holding a man in a Ukrainian-like uniform on the ground. One of them tortures a Ukrainian prisoner, castrates him with a clerical knife.
The video appeared on the Internet in several pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian Telegram channels. It is not yet known where, when and by whom it was filmed. Later, on July 29, the second part of the video appeared on pro-Russian Telegram channels. In it, a supposedly Ukrainian military man is shot in the head.
Both sides accuse each other of torturing captured soldiers
Ukraine and Russia mutually accuse each other of torturing prisoners of war. Human Rights Watch in one of its reports recorded two deaths Ukrainian military, subjected to torture.