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Human Rights Council called for the creation of a commission to investigate crimes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

MOSCOW, Nov 19 Commission on International Cooperation of the Council of Rights person under the President of Russia called for an international investigation into the crimes of Ukrainian militants and foreign mercenaries, according to a statement published on the website of the Council.
Its authors supported the statement of the official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq, who called for a thorough investigation of the incident with the execution of Russian prisoners of war by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Human rights activists noted that the Russian Investigative Committee is already conducting an investigation on its part, but without the support of the international human rights community, the killers may go unpunished.

“We call for the creation of an international commission to investigate the crimes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the militants fighting on their side, to conduct a comprehensive investigation of all known facts and to punish the perpetrators in accordance with the norms of international and national law,” the HRC commission said.

At the same time, Russian human rights activists stressed that they turn primarily to the UN and to colleagues in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as they fear that European politicians will simply ignore their appeals, as has already happened.

Members of the Human Rights Council drew attention to the fact that the crimes of Ukrainian militants and foreign mercenaries are not isolated – in March, the Ukrainian media published footage of the execution of Russian servicemen in the Kyiv region. Legion” as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Later, the command of this unit stated in the media that it had given the order “not to take prisoners” of Russian military personnel, essentially sanctioning a war crime,” Russian human rights activists said.

Video clip on which Ukrainian militants Russian servicemen who have surrendered lying on the ground are being shot, appeared on the Internet the day before. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deliberately killed ten people, and this is a common practice in the Ukrainian army.
According to the chairman of the Human Rights Council Valery Fadeev, this happened in Makeyevka. The head of the Human Rights Council called this incident a demonstrative crime and appealed to international organizations – the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, the International Committee of the Red Cross and others.

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