MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. The head of Russia’s Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), Valery Fadeyev, will send a video of Ukrainian troops shooting Russian prisoners of war in Makeyevka to international organizations and will demand an investigation, the HRC said on its Telegram channel on Friday.
"This is a demonstrative and defiant crime. It is a violation of all possible conventions that prohibit brutal treatment of prisoners of war, of international law, and of morality. We will demand a reaction from the international community and an investigation. I no longer have a pessimistic view on this score," the channel quotes Fadeyev as saying.
According to the Human Rights Council’ head, the other day he had received a response from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to evidence received earlier exposing extrajudicial killings near Kupyansk and the Ukrainian military’s shelling of a civilian river crossing in Kherson.
"They are checking our materials and information and will give their assessment after thorough scrutiny. They call for sharing any evidence and contact details regarding suspected violations of international law, which we will continue to do," Fadeyev added.
He said that the HRC would send evidence concerning the Makeyevka massacre to 2,000 recipients, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations, as well as directly to politicians, ambassadors, journalists and human rights activists.
Earlier, the Telegram channel Mash published a video that shows Ukrainian soldiers in Makeyevka shooting Russian prisoners of war in the back.