CNN network assures recording is part of war crimes investigation processed by Ukrainian prosecutor’s office
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A group of Russian soldiers go to a dealership and search the owner. Later the security guard of the establishment comes and he is also searched. They talk, the soldiers turn and the two Ukrainian men leave as well. But then two Russian soldiers opened fire: two civilians were killed immediately.
The US series CNN this Thursday published a video captured by surveillance cameras of a business on the outskirts of Kyiv, showing how Russian soldiers shot two unarmed Ukrainian civilians.
The chain assures that the video it has access to is part of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Russian soldiers. Ukraine Which is currently processed by the prosecutor’s office of this country.
Both civilians died after a gunfight that might have violated the conventions of war that forbade attacking civilians.
One of the victims was the owner of a robbed car dealership, whose family did not name him, and the other was 68-year-old Leonid Oleksiyovich Plyats, and worked as a security guard for the business.
The incident took place on 16 March and is not part of attacks by Russian troops that, on those dates, devastated cities around the Ukrainian capital.
Photos showed how five Russian soldiers tried to break into the area’s business, opened fire on locks and smashed windows. When the dealership owner comes in with his hands up, they stop him and start looking for weapons. It appears that some talks took place before the soldiers turned around and the two civilians went back to their respective positions. Soon after, however, at least two soldiers appear behind the men and open fire. Two Ukrainian men fall to the ground.
Russian soldiers, as seen in the video, walk away from the bodies of those who have just been shot, He was left lying on the ground.
Sources in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office assured that the incident was being investigated as a war crime after viewing the video obtained by CNN.
In addition to the killing, the video shows, according to the series, the unprofessional behavior of a group of five soldiers, identified by their uniforms as members of the attacking force, after analyzing who controlled the area at the time of the incident. and statements of witnesses.
“My father was a quiet and unarmed man”
Plyots’ daughter, Yulia, said she couldn’t bear to watch the video from the day her father died, but was saving it to show her children one day. “They are executioners,” he told CNN. “It’s terrible because my father was a civilian, he was 68, a peaceful and unarmed man.”
Apparently, Plyatt was still alive when the soldiers plundered the shops. The video shows him struggling for his legs, running what looks like a tourniquet around his thigh, and limping back to his guard post., There, get a phone to call for help. I died in the end.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office and various NGOs and international organizations are conducting a comprehensive investigation to find out whether war crimes and even acts of genocide were committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24. have been done.
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