DONETSK, November 18. /TASS/. The ombudswoman of the Donetsk People's Republic, Darya Morozova, has appealed to the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross over a video of the massacre of prisoners of war by Ukrainian forces near Makeyevka.
"It is difficult to comment on the video of the execution of captured soldiers in the community of Makeyevka without stepping beyond the bounds of permissible vocabulary. I have officially appealed to the UN and the ICRC over the release of this video. I expect an objective investigation. If the authenticity of this footage is confirmed, we will demand a proper response from the international human rights community to this flagrant war crime committed by the Ukrainian armed forces," Morozova told TASS.
"The shooting of unarmed and immobilized men is further proof that Ukraine is a terrorist state, and its militants are not soldiers, but unprincipled and cold-blooded killers," Morozova said. On Friday, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, Leonid Slutsky, said that the brutality of the Ukrainian military against Russian prisoners should be punishable by death. The deputy secretary of a branch of the United Russia party, head of the Central Executive Committee of the "Donetsk Republic" public movement Alexey Muratov told TASS that those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine and those involved in concealing mass executions should be punished accordingly.