“At least 40 prisoners of war were summarily executed on both sides of Russia and Ukraine”

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UN interviews 400 prisoners of war… “war crimes”

Ukrainian prisoners of war are released

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jinsong Oh = A report from the United Nations has revealed that at least 40 prisoners of war captured on both sides were summarily executed during Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

On the 24th (local time), according to the British Daily Guardian and the German dpa news agency, Matilda Bogner, head of the human rights monitoring team of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), published this report. based on interviews with about 400 prisoners of war at a press conference held in Kiiu that day.

The POWs interviewed by OHCHR are half Russian and half Ukrainian.

According to the report, at least 40 prisoners of war have been summarily executed since the start of the war in February last year: 15 Ukrainians and 25 Russians.

Russian prisoners of war return home following prisoner exchange talks between the two sides in January

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Of the 15 Ukrainian soldiers executed, 11 were found to have been killed by the Wagner Group, a Russian civilian mercenary.

Bogner, the head of the human rights monitoring team, expressed concern, saying that five rounds of investigations had also revealed that Ukrainian forces had summarily executed 25 Russian prisoners of war.

He added that Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating some cases in this regard, but no charges have been filed yet.

It emerged that prisoners of war who escaped death had also suffered violence and torture at the hands of the enemy.

OHCHR said many more prisoners of war could have been executed or subjected to extreme violence.

OHCHR added that such cases could constitute war crimes, noting that the killing and beating of prisoners of war is prohibited under international law.

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