Kyiv has accused the Russian army of having committed war crimes in numerous places since invading Ukraine on February 24. The broadcasters CNN and BBC published footage of such a possible crime in mid-March on Thursday.
Surveillance footage showed Russian soldiers apparently shooting two unarmed civilians in the back near a car dealership outside of Kyiv after what appeared to be peaceful talks. One of the men died on the spot, the other shortly afterwards.
The Russian soldiers can then be seen on the footage how they enter the premises and finally destroy the security camera. The Russian Ministry of Defense did not provide any information on the incident when asked by CNN. Ukrainian lawyers speak of another war crime.
Fighting in southern and eastern Ukraine continued on Thursday. The Ukrainian Presidential Office reported continued shelling from the Luhansk region. Russian troops are attempting to take complete control of the city of Rubizhne, blockading a key Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway and taking Severodonetsk, sources said.