Ukraine offical says video that seems to point out Ukrainian forces mistreating captured Russian troopers couldn’t be taken at face worth.
The Kremlin has stated Russian investigators would look right into a video circulated on social media that purported to point out Ukrainian forces mistreating captured Russian troopers.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Monday stated the video contained “monstrous pictures” and wanted to be legally assessed, and that those that took half in what he described as torture wanted to be held accountable.
Reuters was not in a position to independently confirm the authenticity of the video cited by the Kremlin.
Requested in regards to the video throughout an interview on Sky Information, Ukraine’s Prosecutor Common Iryna Venediktova stated it couldn’t be taken at face worth.
“We’d like proof,” she stated on Monday. “If militaries from [the] Ukrainian facet are responsible, we’ll examine them and take them to courtroom.”
Earlier, senior Ukrainian officers had portrayed the video as a pretend.
“At present, nobody can affirm or deny the veracity of this video. It’s not recognized the place it’s occurring, or who the members are,” navy spokesperson Oleksander Motuzyanyk stated.
He referred Reuters to feedback made by Valery Zaluzhny, the chief commander of Ukraine’s armed forces, earlier than Peskov introduced the Russian investigation into the video.
“The enemy produces and shares movies, with the inhuman therapy of alleged ‘Russian prisoners’ by ‘Ukrainian troopers’ in an effort to discredit the Ukrainian Defence Forces,” Zaluzhny stated.
Ukraine’s armed forces respect worldwide norms, Zaluzhny stated, accusing Russia of manufacturing such movies to discredit Ukrainian troopers. He didn’t present any proof to help his accusation.
Sergii Nykyforov, press spokesperson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, stated the video have to be assessed “within the context of each actual and knowledge wars”. He didn’t elaborate.