The State Duma adopted statement in connection with the shooting of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian Nazis

Members of the State Duma called on the parliaments of the countries of the world to unequivocally condemn the crimes committed by the Kiev regime and to help bring the direct perpetrators of the inhuman murder and their protectors to justice

On November 22, members of the State Duma adopted at the plenary meeting a draft resolution “On the Statement of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation “In regard to the shooting of Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian Nazis”. The text of the draft resolution was prepared by the Committees on Defence and on International Affairs.

“The deputies <…> noted indignation to learn about the fact of another bloody crime committed by the Kiev regime — the shooting of Russian prisoners of war. The cold-blooded murderers who started shooting unarmed, lying prisoners of war were so confident of their impunity that they made video recording of their crimes,” says the text of the document.

The parliamentarians expressed confidence that “the video of the sadistic massacre, which became public, once again confirmed the Nazi nature of the Kiev officials, that had been encouraging murder, torture, and mockery of civilians and prisoners of war”.

Members of the State Duma stressed such premeditated murder of prisoners of war was a flagrant violation by Ukraine of International Humanitarian Law, including the Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, and international human rights standards, including the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

“The deputies of the State Duma call on the parliaments of the countries of the world to unambigously condemn the crimes committed by the Kiev regime and to help bring the direct perpetrators of the inhuman murder, as well as their protectors to justice,” the statement says.

They also urged “the collective West” to refuse to support “neo-Nazi ideology and embodiment of its principles in the activities of today's Ukraine, which leaders are pushing the world toward global disaster by conducting provocations and escalating violence”.