Kyiv claims man shown being shot to death in grisly video was a Ukrainian prisoner of war

A man who appeared to be shot lifeless by Russian-speakers in a brief video was tentatively recognized Tuesday as a lacking Ukrainian soldier whereas the footage circulated broadly on Ukrainian social media and brought about an uproar.

The nation’s chief prosecutor introduced a legal investigation into the killing, and human rights chief Dmytro Lubinets argued that it was a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Senior Ukrainian officers alleged, with out offering additional proof, that the man was an unarmed prisoner of war killed by Russian troopers. Within the video, the man didn’t seem to be armed.

The thirtieth Mechanized Brigade on its Fb web page named the man as Tymofii Shadura. The identification relies on preliminary info and isn’t remaining, it stated.


Shadura has been lacking for simply over a month, since disappearing throughout bitter combating in the Bakhmut space of jap Ukraine, the submit stated. Town has been a fight scorching spot because the war extends into its second yr.

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His identification is to be confirmed as soon as the physique is returned from a Russian-occupied space, the submit added, although it didn’t say when that may occur.

The Ukrainian navy’s Normal Workers gave the identical identify for the lifeless soldier, saying it was “in accordance to preliminary info.”

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Within the 12-second video, the man in fight fatigues is seen in a wooded space smoking a cigarette.

Somebody off-camera is heard talking in Russian. The man then says, “Glory to Ukraine,” and is hit by a volley of gunshots, falling into a gap in the bottom, with an off-camera voice saying, “Die,” adopted by an expletive.

The Related Press couldn’t confirm the video’s authenticity, any particulars about when it was recorded or something concerning the individuals concerned.

Questions despatched by the AP to the Russian navy concerning the clip didn’t instantly obtain a reply.

The video circulated broadly on social media in Ukraine and unleashed an outcry.

In his nightly video deal with Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated: “I would like us all collectively, in unity, to reply to (the soldier’s) phrases: “Glory to the hero! Glory to heroes! Glory to Ukraine!” And we are going to discover the killers.”

Moscow additionally has expressed suspicion concerning the remedy of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian forces.


Final November, Ukraine stated it could open an investigation into video footage that circulated on Russian social media, which Moscow alleged exhibits Ukrainian troopers killing Russian troops who might have been making an attempt to give up after one of the boys seemingly refused to lay down his weapon and opened hearth.

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