KATERYNA TYSCHHENKO — SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022, 7:07 PM
After the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka, the Azov regiment announced that Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, would be executed by an international tribunal.
Source: statement by Mykyta Nadtochii, acting commander of the Azov regiment, regarding the mass murder of Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka
Quotation: “For 24 hours they (the Russians – editor’s note) lied about the Ukrainian army, but today they confirmed their crime with a statement from the embassy (of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom – editor’s note) .
I want to remind Putin, who is personally responsible for this war crime, that no one is talking about a rope in a hanged man’s house.
You yourself will be executed with your jackals and your embassies. Just the way you like it, with all the certificates and seals, by decision of an international court. The barbarian pseudo-empire will be destroyed.”
Details: Nadtochii noted that the Azov regiment considers the Russian attack on Olenivka an act of public execution, which Russia carried out with impunity.
“We, the Azov regiment, Ukraine as a state and the whole civilized world will fight back fiercely so that Russia remembers this once and for all. We are already discovering the names of those who organized and executed the execution of our prisoners.” We have preliminary information, but we are not ready to announce it yet. We will find them wherever they are – in the occupied territories of Ukraine, in Russia or in other countries. Ukraine as a state will guarantee a just sentence,” he promises.
Previously: Units of the Azov regiment announced a hunt for all those involved in the mass murder of Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka on July 29.
On July 29, Russian-aligned media reported on the shelling of the Olenivka POW camp in Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian prisoners were being held. Propagandists claimed that there were at least 53 dead Ukrainians. The Ukrainian General Staff has denied accusations by the Russian Federation that the attack was carried out by Ukrainian armed forces. According to the General Staff, the Russians tried to hide the torture and murder of prisoners.
Intelligence agencies believe that the murder of Ukrainian prisoners in Olenivka was organized by mercenaries belonging to the Wagner group [a Russian private military company] on the personal instructions of Yevgeny Prigozhin, without coordinating it with the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has intercepted telephone conversations in which Russian occupiers confirm that Russian troops are responsible for the explosion in the occupied settlement of Olenivka, which killed at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners.
The Russian Embassy in the UK tweeted that the killing of the soldiers of the Azov regiment was justified and that the Azov fighters “deserve a humiliating death”. Ukraine’s foreign ministry said Russian diplomats are complicit in war crimes in Ukraine and must be held accountable.
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