According to a Donetsk official, the Azov regiment of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered in battle in Mariupol will be tried and could face the death penalty. Russian television reported that all prisoners of war were found on DNR territory.
He said that Azovstal has 2,300 prisoners of war. All "will be investigated criminally." For a trial. "Such offenses are punished in this country with the death penalty."
After three months of fighting, the last Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol surrendered to Russian authorities between May 16-20. Russian authorities have presented the Azov fighters, a Ukrainian nationalist-founded regiment, as "neo Nazis" and plan to treat them as war criminals instead of prisoners of war.
On Saturday, Emmanuel Macron asked for the release of Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor.