Moscow continued its attacks on various cities in Ukraine over the weekend, with missiles hitting the southern port city of Odessa. Earlier Monday, the UN human rights office estimated that more than 3,000 Ukrainian civilians had been killed since the war began on February 24.
Those who fight against Russian forces and then captured by Putin’s soldiers could also face a dark fate ahead of them as they could be ‘paraded’ in the Russian capital as propaganda tools, according to a whistleblower website. of human rights based in Russia.
Journalist Hanna Liubakova tweeted: “The Kremlin is planning to organize a ‘parade of prisoners of war’.
“During the Victory Parade in Moscow, up to 500 Ukrainian soldiers may be brought in to demonstrate ‘the strength and superiority of the Russian army’, according to Gulagu.net sources.”
Such a decision would go against the internationally recognized Geneva Convention, which protects the human rights of prisoners of war.
Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention stipulates that “prisoners of war must be protected at all times, in particular against acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity”.
He adds: “Reprisal measures against prisoners of war are prohibited.
A Twitter user, referencing this article, wrote: “So Moscow ripped that too.”
The issue of Article 13 of the Geneva Convention figured prominently throughout the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Mr Jenrick said the video showed Mr Aslin ‘being interviewed under duress for propaganda purposes’, and claimed it was ‘a flagrant breach of the Geneva Conventions‘.
The platform later deleted the video after receiving a “valid privacy complaint”.
Ukrainian authorities also drew criticism early in the invasion for posting images and footage of Russian soldiers on their social media.
Joanne Mariner, Director of Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Programme, said: “As the conflict continues, it is essential that all parties to the conflict fully respect the rights of prisoners of war.
Aisling Reidy, senior legal adviser at Human Rights Watch, added, “Russian authorities should stop filming Ukrainian prisoners of war and broadcasting their footage, even if they are in relatively comfortable situations.