The information that Ukrainian soldiers have allegedly killed Russian prisoners of war must be addressed by Ukraine, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) said on Thursday.
A video posted on social media and verified by the New York Times shows what are supposed to be Ukrainian soldiers killing Russian prisoners of war near Kyiv. When asked if this is something that needs to be discussed with Ukraine, Huitfeldt answered:
“Yes, of course. This is something that must be addressed because in a war, laws and regulations apply regardless. Laws and regulations about what goals are legitimate and how to treat prisoners of war. It is absolutely fundamental for all parties,” she told the press in Brussels ahead of the NATO meeting on Thursday.
Huitfeldt noted that she feels that Ukraine is open about what is happening. She emphasized that independent investigators must conduct investigations.
“Because what we see in pictures about attacks on civilians is completely unacceptable. And I want to warn against ‘war is war’ thinking and accepting the images we see. When we see concrete attacks on civilians in non-military clothing, it is something completely different from what we have seen in many other wars,” she added.
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