Video appears to show Ukrainian soldiers executing Russian soldiers captured in an ambush outside Kiev, New York Times reports
The video was taken about 11 kilometers southwest of Bucha, where hundreds of civilians were killed during the Russian occupation of the city.
The video was verified by The Times, but the outlet decided not to publish it due to its graphic nature.
The video posted to Telegram Monday appears to show Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops in a village near Kiev, according to a report by The New York Times.
The video was verified by The Times, but the outlet decided not to publish it due to its graphic nature. Per The Times, a Ukrainian soldier can be seen shooting a Russian soldier three times while another man says: “He is still alive. Film these looters. Look, he’s still alive. He’s panting.”
The video, The Times reported, also shows at least three other Russian soldiers dead near the victim — identified by white armbands commonly worn by Russian troops. One of the soldiers has a clear head wound and his hands are tied behind his back, The Times reported.
The soldiers are surrounded by equipment and lying on the road near a BMD-2 – an infantry vehicle used by Russian airborne units, according to military scholar Rob Lee.
In the video, which has not been independently verified by Insider, Ukrainian soldiers can be identified by their blue armbands and are repeating “glory to Ukraine”, but their unit is unclear. A Ukrainian news agency said the ambush was the work of the “Georgian Legion,” a group of Georgian volunteers formed in 2014 to fight for Ukraine, according to The Times report.
According to the Times report, the video was shot north of the village of Dmytrivka, about 11 kilometers southwest of Bucha. Earlier this week, graphic videos appeared of at least 300 civilians killed in Bucha during the Russian occupation of the city. Ukrainian officials say they were attacked as Russian troops withdrew.
According to the Times report, Ukrainian troops attacked Russian forces around March 30. In a tweet, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said it was “precise work” by Ukrainian troops.
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