On 4 April, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, presented evidence of what Russia believes were staged provocations in Buka at an emergency press conference. The diplomat called the briefing after the Security Council’s rotating president this month – Britain – twice in one day rejected Russian requests for a meeting on the events in the Ukrainian town of Buka.
Yesterday, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sofia, for its part, distributed video footage to the media showing the inhumane treatment of allegedly captured Russian soldiers by Ukrainian soldiers.
„We are sending you for your information video footage recording facts about the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine against Russian prisoners of war during the special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,“ the embassy said.
In one of the clips, Ukrainian military officers take a photo with a captured Russian pilot and have him chant „Glory to Ukraine“.
Another video shows a Ukrainian calling the wife of a killed Russian soldier and behaving indecently towards her:
Russian soldiers are crammed like cattle into an open pickup truck, naked, in temperatures around freezing:
„We regularly receive reports of torture and ill-treatment of captured Russian soldiers, they are sometimes even more cruel than the methods used in the glorified Ukrainian fascist Germany. All such cases will be carefully investigated. The guilty will receive the deserved punishment,“ the Russian diplomatic mission in our country announced at the time.
„The attitude of the neo-Nazis towards the captured Russians and citizens of the DPR and LNR has shocked the whole world. This concerns the issue of modern democracies. A few days ago the world saw the horrible video footage documenting the atrocities of Ukrainian militants who not only tortured Russian prisoners of war, but also show their bestial nature,“ Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on 29 March.
„They shoot them in the legs and leave them without medical help. This is like cruelty to animals, bordering on sadism. The Ukrainian fighters are happy about it. All crimes will be investigated in detail, the guilty will be brought to justice,“ she said at the time.
We should not pretend that what we have now seen in this recording never happened, she demanded.
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