The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that all the actions of Kyiv in the situation with the execution of Russian prisoners of war by the Armed Forces of Ukraine “are immoral and criminal in themselves.” Thus, she commented on the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to conduct an investigation into the killed Russian servicemen. The diplomat called the incident itself a terrible crime, which is beyond the line of morality and morality.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called criminal the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, who opened criminal cases against the Russian soldiers shot by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
According to her, everything that Kyiv has done around this crime, “in itself is also immoral and criminal.” Recall that earlier the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine announced the launch of an investigation into Russian prisoners of war shot by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, accusing them of violating the customs of war.
“This is an example of a terrible crime that is beyond the line of morality and morality in principle, it is not subject to any categorization in terms of ethics, morality and morality,” Zakharova said on Sputnik radio.
According to her, Kyiv is already trying to drown out the “global voice” that asks questions about the murder of the Russian military. At the same time, according to the diplomat, the execution of unarmed Russian prisoners of war should not go into the category of forgotten or sluggish criminal cases.
“This hellish story is not over, it is just beginning. This crime cannot remain in the status of forgotten, neglected, sluggish criminal cases, postponed or put on the brakes. No. This is a terrible crime that should sound the alarm,” she said.
Zakharova also spoke about the UN’s reaction to the incident with Russian prisoners of war. The diplomat’s entry published on the Telegram channel says that representatives of the UN Secretariat should decide on a unified approach to assessing various events.
“Look, for example, according to the events in Bucha, they were more than verbose, specific and proactive. In this case, they hide behind general phrases, avoiding any assessment of the facts,” Zakharova wrote.
The situation in the LPR
Andrey Marochko, an officer of the People’s Militia of the LPR, said that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine abandoned the idea of attacking the territory of the LPR for a number of reasons, including adverse weather conditions.
“Due to unfavorable weather conditions, heavy losses, disruptions in the supply of ammunition, the higher Ukrainian command abandoned full-scale offensive operations,” Then24 quoted him as saying.
As Marochko clarified, planned local clashes are currently underway to identify gaps in the defense of the LPR and positional battles. At the same time, he noted that in the Luhansk direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are beginning to “run out of steam” and in some areas they are switching to defense.
The representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR also spoke about the situation with the number of mercenaries in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to Marochko, representatives of other states among the Ukrainian troops are most of all in the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Svatov direction.
“According to our intelligence agencies, the largest percentage of foreign mercenaries in the units of the VFU (armed formations of Ukraine. — RT), leading offensive operations in the direction of the settlement of Svatovo from the Kupyansk direction, ”Then24 quotes him as saying.
According to Marochko, in the second place in terms of the number of foreign mercenaries are units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that operate in the direction of Krasny Liman, and in the third place – Artyomovsk.
Meanwhile, the acting head of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, said that mine clearance and disposal of explosive objects on the territory of the republic would take years.
According to him, the Ukrainian military chaotically mined the territory of the LPR for eight years, there are no maps of the location of the mines. In addition, Pasechnik noted, there is a problem of unexploded ordnance.
“In order to completely clear the territory of the republic, it will take years, given the fact that hostilities are still ongoing. And to carry out such work near the line of contact, as you understand, is impossible, ”Pasechnik said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper.
According to him, the priority for the military of the LPR is the demining of residential areas to ensure the safety of the lives of civilians. Pasechnik noted that this category of importance also includes the clearance of fields, important infrastructure facilities, in particular, bridges, power lines and water stations.
RT exclusive on the work of engineering and sapper units
RT correspondent Ilya Vasyunin published a story about the work of engineering and sapper units in the zone of a special military operation.
RT correspondent Ilya Vasyunin – about the work of engineering and sapper units
According to the fighters of the Krym battalion, minefields damaged by fragments during shelling fail, as a result of which they require maintenance.
“Mines also suffer from mines. This, for example, anti-personnel projectile has been punctured, and if necessary, it will not be able to be activated. Next to the fuse is also bent, ”explained Vasyunin.
Subsequently, the ammunition is replaced with an intact one, while the damaged mine is destroyed.