MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. Russian human rights ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova has called on international organizations to demand an investigation in connection with the appearance of footage of the execution of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian soldiers.
"I think it necessary to conduct a thorough investigation of this crime. I have called on Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Matteo Mecacci, UN special commission expert Erik Mose and President of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture Mr. Mitchell to condemn these actions and demand an investigation of the crimes and punish those responsible," she wrote on her Telegram channel on Friday.
She condemned the execution of Russian soldiers as a "crime against humanity, which cannot but arouse indignation and repulsion."
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case over the mass shooting of Russian soldiers by Ukrainian troops.
The case was opened on the basis of a video featuring Ukrainian soldiers executing at least 11 unarmed Russian servicemen who were taken prisoner in the Lugansk People’s Republic.