The US State Department on Wednesday condemned the intention to try Ukrainian prisoners of war in Mariupol-occupied by Russian-backed puppet regimes, noting that Moscow is trying to abdicate responsibility for the invasion of Ukraine.
According to the Ukrinform report, this was said in the statement of State Department spokesman Ned Price.
“Russia-controlled spending plan Mariupol The so-called “tribunal on Ukraine’s brave defenders,” the Kremlin is trying to deflect responsibility for President Putin’s offensive war and the enormous amount of evidence of atrocities committed by the Russian military in Ukraine,” Price stressed.
He also said that “the planned show trials are illegal and a mockery of justice.”
A State Department spokesperson reminded that all soldiers of the Armed Forces, including domestic and foreign volunteers, have the right to the status of prisoners of war if they are captured, and should be granted the appropriate, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. protection.
As reported, Russian occupation authorities intend to hold show trials of Ukrainian prisoners of war in occupied Mariupol.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the court of Ukrainian prisoners in Mariupol is Russia Will cut in the way of conversation.
UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Raveena Shamdasani once again called on the Russian Federation to give independent observers full access to all persons imprisoned by the Russian Federation in connection with the armed conflict in Ukraine, including those with Russian links. it was done. armed group.