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Europe turns blind eye on Kiev’s massacre of POWs — DPR legislature’s speaker

Vladimir Bidyovka stressed that Ukraine had become a country in the center of Europe where hatred was a national idea

DONETSK, November 22. /TASS/. Europe has turned a blind eye on Ukraine’s actions, including the massacre of prisoners of war, thus encouraging neo-Nazism, the speaker of the Donetsk People's Republic’s legislature (People’s Council), Vladimir Bidyovka, said in the wake of the State Duma’s statement adopted on Monday in connection with the murder of Russian POWs by Ukrainian nationalists.

"The DPR People’s Council fully supports the State Duma’s position," he wrote on his Telegram channel. "From the very beginning of the Ukrainian aggression against Donbass, impunity served as the Ukrainian military’s driving force. Europe turns a blind eye on Ukraine’s actions, but tacitly approves of its methods, now and then throws firewood on the fire of beastly Nazi hatred. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis publish more footage of massacres of prisoners of war - an indisputable evidence of their war crimes. This happens, among other things, due to stance taken by those countries that position themselves as ‘the bulwark of struggle for human rights.’ In the meantime, the encouragement of Nazism in Ukraine, as well as war crimes, must entail very specific legal consequences."

Bidyovka stressed that Ukraine had become a country in the center of Europe where hatred was a national idea.

On Tuesday, Russia’s State Duma called on the parliaments of all countries to condemn the Kiev regime’s crimes. The message stressed that the deliberate killing of prisoners of war "is a flagrant violation by Ukraine of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War of 1949, and international human rights norms, including the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 1984."

The State Duma’s resolution and statements will be submitted to Russia’s president and government. Also, they will be sent to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member-states, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the parliaments of the UN member states.

Earlier, Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over the mass execution of captured Russian soldiers by Ukrainian troops. The IC’s press service said on Friday the reason for this decision was a video showing the Ukrainian military shooting at least 11 unarmed Russians, captured on the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic.