Since russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 45 executions of Ukrainian POWs were documented – Prosecutor General

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As of March 2024, Ukrainian law enforcement officers have documented and are investigating 45 cases of execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war, the spokeswoman of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Nadiya Maksimets, was cited as saying by

“The facts of the execution of prisoners of war by the aggressor’s troops have been recorded since the beginning of the large-scale invasion. However, the number of such cases has significantly increased since November last year,” she said.

As part of the proceedings, not only the direct perpetrators of these crimes are established, but also those who could have been giving orders for the execution of captured soldiers, Maksimets added.

The killing of prisoners of war is a gross violation of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War and a grave international crime, Maksimets stressed.

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