Ukraine has urged the international criminal court to investigate footage circulating on social media that appeared to show Russian fighters killing a Ukrainian prisoner of war.
The soldier says “Glory to Ukraine” and is then apparently shot with automatic weapons.
Late on Monday, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, wrote on Twitter that the “horrific” video was more “proof this war is genocidal”.
Kuleba added that it was “imperative” that international criminal court prosecutor Karim Khan “launches an immediate ICC investigation into this heinous war crime”.
Ukraine’s human rights commissioner, Dmytro Lubinets, said that he had sent the video to the country’s “international partners”.
Kyiv has previously accused Moscow of torturing and killing prisoners since Russia invaded Ukraine.
In July, a video emerged that appeared to show a Russian soldier castrating and subsequently killing a Ukrainian prisoner. »