Yes, civilians are dying in Ukraine. Some are undoubtedly caught in crossfire between the two sides. So yes Russian soldiers have killed civilians.
It’s very clear the Ukranazis have used civilians as human shields particularly in Mariupol.
It’s very clear that the Ukrainians soldiers have engaged in tactics guaranteed to increase civilian casualties.
It’s very clear that Ukraine has tens of thousands of mercenaries fighting in the streets of Ukraine. None accountable under the usual rules of engagement. Assuming I’m using the right terminology? Correct me if mistaken?
It’s very clear that Ukrainian forces have committed war crimes, proudly placing the too brutal for me imagery on line.
Human Rights Watch had warned Ukraine about these types of actions previously. That warning has gone unheeded
Human Rights Watch has called on Ukrainian authorities to launch an investigation into possible war crimes following the emergence of video footage that appears to show its soldiers shooting Russian war prisoners in the legs.
The video, which began circulating on March 27, shows three men in fatigues, hands bound behind their backs, thrown to the ground by armed men who then shoot them in the legs.
While the authenticity of the footage could not be independently confirmed, AFP was able to geolocalize it to the village of Mala Rogan outside the northeastern city of Kharkiv, which Ukrainian forces had just recaptured after an offensive.
AFP journalists were able to visit Mala Rogan on March 28 and saw the bodies of two Russian soldiers lying on one of the streets of the village, which was to a large extent destroyed by fighting.
Two other bodies were partially visible under pieces of concrete in a well.
“If confirmed, the beating and shooting of captured combatants in their legs would constitute a war crime,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement late on Thursday.
“Ukraine needs to demonstrate that it is able and willing to prevent and punish serious violations of international humanitarian law,” it added.
Ukraine has not demonstrated an ability or a willingness to prevent and punish serious violations of international law
Today new reports of more war crimes- Ukraine forces kill captured Russians in video
The clip, verified by the New York Times, was filmed north of the village of Dmytrivka, near the town of Bucha.
In the clip, which was posted online on Monday, the Russian soldier is seen with a jacket pulled over his head, apparently wounded but still breathing, the newspaper reported on Wednesday.
“He’s still alive. Film these marauders. Look, he’s still alive. He’s gasping,” a man is heard saying.
A soldier then shoots the man twice. He shoots him a third time after he continues to move. The wounded man then goes still.
Three other soldiers thought to be Russians can be seen dead nearby, one with a head wound and his hands tied behind his back.
The Times reported that the purported Ukrainian soldiers are identifiable by their flag patch and blue armbands. They are heard saying “glory to Ukraine” multiple times.
The dead soldiers are wearing camouflage and white armbands commonly worn by Russian troops. They are lying a few feet from a BMD-2, an infantry fighting vehicle used by the Russian airborne unit, according to the newspaper.
The video was filmed north of the village of Dmytrivka, which is about 11km (seven miles) from Bucha.
Interesting that this most recent execution video proudly promoted by the Ukrainian side appeared on line this past Monday, April 4/22- when all news reports were covering the killings allegedly done by Russian soldiers in Bucha and Irpin. Some of the dead had their hands tied behind their backs, shot in the head. Just like the Russian soldiers in this most recent Ukrainian production.