A video has been circulating online showing Ukrainian forces capturing Russian troops near to Kyiv and then shooting them dead, which if true is a war crime.
The film could have been showing an ambush of Russian soldiers retreating near to the village of Dmytrivka around 30 March.
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The camera points to two soldiers lying on the road in a pool of blood, with one breathing heavily, a man can be heard saying “he’s wheezing.”
The soldier is then shot twice and a colleague can be heard telling him to “leave him the f**k alone” then a third shot is fired.
The soldier said, “I don’t want to leave him the f*ck alone.”
The dead bodies left abandoned on the road were Russian as they were wearing the white armbands, one of the troops was shot in the head with his hands bound behind his back.
Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency published an excerpt from the video which is believed to the work of a Georgian volunteer.
“The Georgian Legion continues to help Ukrainians in the purge of the Kyiv region from ‘liberators’,” they said on Telegram.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday they are now working with Russian law enforcement and are collecting evidence of alleged Ukrainian war crimes.
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