Thus, the captured “Azovites” are moving from the status of combatants to the status of terrorists, and they can already be judged.
The Supreme Court of Russia declared “Azov” a “terrorist” organization / photo from UNIAN
The recognition of a separate special forces unit “Azov” of the National Guard of Ukraine as a terrorist organization provides Russia with an opportunity condemn the captured “Azov” up to and including the death penalty.
A military expert, reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Roman Svitan announced this on air. informational telethon.
“The adoption of such a decision takes our “Azov” from the status of combatants to the status of terrorists, who, in principle, can be tried. Combatants are not subject to jurisdiction, based on all the conventions that Russia has signed, and terrorists can already be (tried), and in Depending on where they will judge them – in Russia or the “DPR”, the terms can be from life to the death penalty,” the expert explained.
Svitan added that the court’s decision to recognize Azov as a terrorist organization is also aimed at domestic consumers in the Russian Federation. The Russian leadership thus shows that it is fulfilling its promise to destroy the “nationalists,” the expert noted.
As reported on August 2 Russia’s Supreme Court declares Azov a “terrorist” organization and banned its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Terrorist attack in Yelenovka – what is known
On the night of July 29, an explosion thundered on the territory of the former penal colony in the Olenevka village in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. As a result, the building was destroyed, which contained Ukrainian prisoners of war, withdrawn from the Azovstal plant.
Immediately after the explosion, Russia accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling the penal colony. According to the Russian side, more than 50 Ukrainian defenders died, the number of wounded is unknown. Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said that the explosion in Yelenovka was a Russian terrorist act with the aim of concealing war crimes, discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, disrupting the supply of weapons. They demand that the United Nations Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross respond immediately to the terrorist attack and send an inspection mission to the territory of the colony.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, The attack was carried out by mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” (League) on the personal instructions of the nominal owner of the specified PMC – Evgeny Prigozhin.
In connection with the terrorist attack in Olenevka, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted the need for a clear legal recognition of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
After that, Ombudsman for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets noted that did not receive any signal from the UN regarding the mass execution of prisoners of war by Russia in the Yelenovskaya colony.
Whereas the International Committee of the Red Cross, after the atrocities committed by the occupiers, stated that cannot enter the territory of the committed crime, because he did not receive “permission” from Putin’s militants to enter. Thus, the organization confirmed that it did not supervise the detention of Ukrainian prisoners of war by Russia.