MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. Russia will search on its own for those who shot Russian prisoners of war; they must be tracked down and punished, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday.
"It goes without saying that Russia will search on its own for those who committed this crime. They must be tracked down and punished," he said.
Peskov stressed that "Russia would do its utmost within the framework of international mechanisms in order to draw attention to this crime and bring to justice those who may be involved in it."
Asked whether Russia would turn to international organizations to put these criminals on the international wanted list, Peskov said that this would make sense only if "it is recognized that there are some hints at effectiveness and hope for the effectiveness [of such an appeal]."
"If not, this will not make sense," he added.
Earlier, Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over a mass execution of captured Russian soldiers by the Ukrainian military. As the press service of the Investigative Committee said on Friday, the criminal proceedings were launched over a video showing the Ukrainian military shoot at least 11 unarmed Russian servicemen, captured on the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic.