The United Nations have said that they are “appalled” that Russian troops had brutally tortured a Ukrainian prisoner of war “and cut of his head.”
The “gruesome” videos which have been published online and social media shows the moment the Russians “brutally” beheaded the Ukrainian prisoner of war and other footage shows heads on spikes and the bodies left lying on the floor with no heads.
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine said in a statement “Regrettably this is not an isolated incident,” as they have found “a number of serious violations of international humanitarian law.”
Adding, “These latest violations must also be properly investigated and the perpetrators must be held accountable.”
Last August we wrote that a severed head was found was at an abandoned sanatorium in Pryvillia, near the city of Lysychansk, Glasnost Gone wrote on Twitter, “One, or possibly 3 badly decomposed heads on spikes.
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“Also lower part of a body wearing military trousers & boots attached.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has launched an investigation into the war crime of the brutal torture and murder of a Ukrainian prisoner of war by the Russians.
The Ukrainian intelligence service said on the Telegram channel on Wednesday afternoon, “Yesterday, a video appeared on the network of how the Russian occupiers show their bestial nature – they brutally torture a Ukrainian prisoner of war and cut off his head.
“The Security Service of Ukraine began a pretrial investigation into this war crime under Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
“We will find these non-humans. If necessary, we will get them anywhere, wherever they are: from underground or from the other world.”
Vasyl Maliuk, head of the Ukrainian intelligence service added, “But they will definitely be punished for what they have done.”
Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets has demanded that the UN Human Rights Committee the war crime to be considered separately.
Lubinets wrote on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, “I, as the Ombudsman of Ukraine, addressed letters to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, the UN Secretary General, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to do everything possible so that the perpetrators are punished for every war crime.
“And also that this case should be recorded separately in all reports of international organizations. I demand that the issue of misbehavior regarding a prisoner of war be considered separately at the site of the UN Human Rights Committee.”