These are the final moments as nine Ukrainian men are led to their deaths by a Russian soldier.
The damning footage shows the PoWs bent over, holding each other’s belts while being escorted at gunpoint down a street in Bucha.
At one point, the Russian soldier yells “Go right, b****” and points his gun at a man’s back.
The video was filmed by a surveillance camera and witness at a nearby home on March 4 and was later obtained by the New York Times.
This is the clearest evidence yet that Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine.
In one of the videos, the person can be heard counting the men as they pass.
“Hostages are lying there, by the fence… One, two, three, sure, four, five, six,” he said, counting nine in total.
The men are then forced to the ground before the video abruptly cuts off.
Several eyewitnesses claim the men were being taken to a nearby building, which was being converted into a makeshift base, when gunfire was heard. None of the prisoners returned.
Under international law, the execution of surrendered soldiers is a war crime.
The Times was able to identify the Russian units likely behind the brutal executions as the 104th and 234th Airborne Assault Regimes.
Bucha was one of the first cities to be liberated by Ukrainian troops after Russian forces occupied it in their dive toward Kyiv.
More than 400 bodies, many of them brutally mutilated and tortured, were discovered in the town 40 miles from the capital after Russian troops withdrew.
Among the atrocities reportedly uncovered by Ukrainian forces were “torture chambers” set up in basements where civilians were executed by Putin’s soldiers.
Nine women and girls in Bucha became pregnant after being raped by Russian soldiers in the city.
And in April, a woman was said to have been raped and murdered by Russian soldiers.
The body of ‘beautiful’ Karina Yershova, 22, was mercilessly discovered in a garden covered in ‘tears’ and ‘sore’, with all but one of her nails ripped off.
The sickening allegation comes as over 60 cases of rape have been reported, including two 10-year-old boys in Kharkiv.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said in a tweet: “Today, in just one hour, 10 reports of rape by the [Russian] Occupiers, including 8 children, were received from newly liberated villages in the Kharkiv region.
“Yesterday – 56 reports. Among the children: two 10-year-old boys and a 1-year-old boy who died from his injuries.”
The unconfirmed report was supported by a series of tweets from Ukrainian journalist Iryna Matviyishyn, who included the boy in a list of children allegedly raped by Russian soldiers.
The list also included allegations that Russians raped nine-year-old triplets in front of their mothers and the rape of a two-year-old girl by two soldiers.
The journalist said the report was published by the Human Rights Commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament Lyudmyla Denisova.
She added: “According to Denisova, Russians also raped two men aged 67 and 78.
“This is a very small part of the territory liberated from the Russians compared to the towns, villages and towns that are still under occupation.
“We can only imagine the number of such atrocities in Kherson, Melitopol, Mariupol, Berdyansk and others.”
The allegations add to the long list of horrific attacks carried out by Russian forces in Ukraine.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5388884/moment-ukrainian-men-executed-russian-soldiers/ Harrowing video shows the last moments of Ukrainian men being marched to execution by Russian soldiers