Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating a video recorded by security cameras and published by CNN in which Russian soldiers can be seen killing Ukrainian civilians in mid-March near kyiv, the British network reports, in what appears to be be new evidence of war crimes committed by Kremlin troops.
Although the video does not have audio and it is not possible to know what the recorded people are talking about, it can be seen how a man identified as Leonid Oleksiyovych Plyats, the 68-year-old security guard, and his boss, approach the soldiers, and , after exchanging a few words, they turn around, apparently calmly. Later, the soldiers, armed with their rifles and from behind, begin to shoot at them. Leonid survives at first and tries to find shelter as he walks around wounded, but his boss is killed instantly. Later, Leonid suffers the same fate, bleeding to death.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, there have been reports of war crimes committed by troops loyal to the Kremlin. The harshest images came in early April, when mass graves were discovered in towns around kyiv with hundreds of civilian bodies inside. Those photographs went around the world, as they portray the violence unleashed against ordinary citizens by the Russian military.