NEW YORK, April 6. /TASS/. The New York times confirmed the authenticity of a video showing Ukrainian military executing injured Russian soldiers.
"A video posted online on Monday and verified by The New York Times appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops outside a village west of Kyiv," the newspaper said.
The video in question shows Ukrainian soldiers firing several shots in, presumably, a Russian serviceman lying on road pavement and showing signs of life. Several bodies can be seen lying nearby, presumably killed. According to the New York Times, the video footage was filmed on March 30 during Russian forces’ withdrawal from Kiev.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to an aid request from Donbass republics. He underscored that Moscow does not plan to occupy Ukrainian territories, instead aiming to demilitarize and denazify the republic. In response, the West imposed large-scale sanctions against Russia.