NYT announced that the accuracy of the video footage taken from the execution place of Russian prisoners has been confirmed.
MOSCOW, November 21 – RIA Novosti. The New York Times reported that it confirmed originality Video footage from the execution site of Russian POWs in Makeyevka.
“The footage, verified to be true by the New York Times, offers a rare glimpse into one of the many horrific moments of the war,” the publication said. The authors of the publication also state that they compared the video footage with satellite images and concluded that they were shot in Makiivka.
Rohini Haar, medical adviser to Doctors for Human Rights, said in an interview with the publication that the pools of blood captured in the footage show that “no effort was made to raise or assist (the prisoners – ed.)”. At the same time, as Haar noted, the Russian army lay on the ground, apparently unarmed, with their arms either outstretched or behind their heads.
According to the publication, war crimes expert Iva Vukusic said that “given the amount of attention it has drawn, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will likely be interested in this case.” According to Vukusic, the investigation will require a visit to the site of the shooting to determine who is where and collect the empty cartridge cases. Vukusic also said that besides pathological and forensic examinations, it is necessary to examine the actions of the Ukrainian army after the attack.
The expert stressed that the Ukrainian authorities have the opportunity to conduct an investigation and encouraged them to openly share their findings.
A video showing Ukrainian soldiers shooting Russians who surrendered and lay on the ground was posted online on Friday. According to the head of the HRC, Valery Fadeev, this happened in Makeevka. The HRC chief described the incident as a show-off crime and said he would demand an international investigation. The HRC video will be sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, OSCE, Council of Europe, Amnesty International, International Committee of the Red Cross and other organisations.
Later, the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on this fact.
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