Lubinets commented on the "video with the execution of Russian prisoners of war"

08:02 21 November Kyiv, Ukraine

The Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights, Dmitry Lubinets, commented on the video in which the Russian military surrenders, and then one of them opens fire. He stressed that fictitious surrender is a war crime.
"We are at war with a cynical enemy, there are no rules for warfare for him. This applies both to the conduct of hostilities themselves and to disinformation campaigns around them. Taking advantage of the mock surrender, the Russians committed a war crime - they opened fire to defeat the military Armed Forces of Ukraine," Lubinets said.
He explained that in this case, persons from among the Russian military cannot be considered prisoners of war, but fight and commit treachery.. Accordingly, returning fire is not a war crime.

The incident, which likely occurred and was caught on video, took place on or before November 12 in the village of Makiivka on the front line of the Luhansk region.
" The only reason for the death of Russian servicemen on the territory of Ukraine is the criminal policy of the Russian Federation, which launched an unjustified genocidal war against the Ukrainian people," the Ombudsman said.
At the same time, Lubinets stressed that Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and experts are still studying the origin of this video and its authenticity has not yet been confirmed.
"As Ombudsman, I will be following the investigation into this incident and will provide more detailed clarifications later.. Ukraine is a part of the civilized world and is fighting for its independence against a dictator and a terrorist, observing international norms as much as possible," he added.
Prior to this, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published a video with the execution of Russian soldiers who allegedly surrendered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The department called the incident "a bloody massacre, reflecting the essence of the Kyiv regime." Subsequently, the chairman of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, Valery Fadeev, said that he had sent "information about the death penalty in Makeevka" to the UN, the OSCE, Amnesty International and other organizations.