President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the execution of a Ukrainian Prisoner of War (POW) who was brutal shot dead by Russian soldiers.
Zelensky has vowed that Ukraine “will find the murderers” of the Ukrainian soldier which was filmed on a 12 second video clip by the Russian soldiers.
The Ukrainian POW has been named as Tymofiy Shadura who was reported missing on 3 February “from the 30th Mechanized Brigade.”
Shadura was unarmed and smoking his last drag of his cigarette, he then yelled “Glory to Ukraine” and was then shot dead with machine guns and he could be seen falling to ground in a wooded area, with a Russian saying “Die, b***h.”
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It is not known when the video was taken or where in Ukraine this war crime took place, but non the less, this horrific video is clear evidence that Russian troops are committing crimes.
President Zelensky said in response to the horrific video, “I want us all in unity to respond to his words, ‘Glory to the hero. Glory to the heroes. Glory to Ukraine.’ And we will find the murderers.”
Commenting on the video the head of Ukrainian President Zelensky’s office, Andriy Yermak, said that “war crimes are cultivated in Russia and whitewashed by propaganda and myths about ‘Nazis’.”
Yermak wrote on Telegram, “The murder of a captured man is another example of it. It is also an example of their national insignificance and weakness.
“There will be retribution for every such war crime. No one will be able to hide from it.”
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the “Horrific video of an unarmed Ukrainian POW.”
He tweeted, “Horrific video of an unarmed Ukrainian POW executed by Russian forces merely for saying “Glory to Ukraine.”
“Another proof this war is genocidal.
“It is imperative that @KarimKhanQC launches an immediate ICC investigation into this heinous war crime.
“Perpetrators must face justice.”
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