MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. State Duma deputies are preparing a draft statement in which they intend to call on parliaments of countries around the world to condemn the actions of Ukrainian nationalists who shot Russian prisoners of war, Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on his Telegram channel on Monday.
"The State Duma tomorrow, on November 22, will consider and, I am sure, adopt a statement in connection with the shooting of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian nationalists. The draft is being prepared by the chamber's two specialized committees on defense and international affairs," he wrote.
Slutsky clarified that the deputies suggest calling on the parliaments of the countries of the world to "unambiguously condemn the atrocities of the Ukrainian Nazis (the Ukrainian armed forces - TASS) and let neither the murderers of prisoners of war nor their direct patrons get away with it."
The parliamentarian noted that the footage of the "sadistic massacre" only confirmed the Nazi nature of the regime of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. "The brutal murder of unarmed soldiers cannot go unanswered," he added. According to Slutsky, the UN, OSCE and international legal organizations are obliged to respond to the "blatant" violations of the Geneva Convention and Kiev's war crimes.
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.