The “trial” may take place in September.
Occupiers gather prison cells on the stage of the Philharmonic in Mariupol to stage a show trial of prisoners of war.
This was reported in the Mariupol City Council.
“Now, on the stage of the Mariupol Chamber Philharmonic, the Russian occupiers are collecting prison cages. The diameter of the fittings is 20 mm. The invaders plan to hold a show trial of the defenders of Ukraine in September,” the message reads.
Mayor Vadym Boychenko, commenting on this, emphasized that the Russian occupiers continue to disregard all international norms.
“They continue to multiply war crimes, showing contempt for the entire civilized world,” he said.
The mayor of Mariupol called on the international community, the UN and the Red Cross to intervene in the situation and ensure compliance with the rules of treatment of prisoners of war.
As UNIAN reported, on the night of July 29, an explosion rang out on the territory of the former correctional colony in the town of Olenivka in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. As a result, the building in which Ukrainian prisoners of war who were taken out of the Azovstal plant were kept was destroyed.
Immediately after the explosion, Russia accused the Armed Forces of shelling the penal colony. According to the Russian side, more than 50 Ukrainian defenders were killedthe number of wounded is unknown.
Ukrainian security forces declared that the explosion in Olenivka was a Russian terrorist act for the purpose of concealing war crimes, discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, disrupting the supply of weapons. They demand that the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross immediately respond to the terrorist attack and send an inspection mission to the territory of the colony.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the terrorist attack was committed by mercenaries from the “Wagner” PMC on the personal instruction of the nominal owner of the said PMK-Yugen Prigozhin.
According to the ex-commander of the “Azov” regiment Denys Zhorin, the occupiers planned to kill all Ukrainian prisoners during the terrorist attack in Olenivka.