US downplays execution of Russian POWs in Ukraine

US downplays execution of Russian POWs in Ukraine

Washington’s envoy for war crimes has acknowledged videos showing executions of captives while claiming Russians have done worse

While acknowledging concern over videos that showed Ukrainian forces executing captured Russian soldiers, the US war crimes envoy has argued that allegations against Kiev’s forces pale in comparison to Moscow’s alleged atrocities.

“We are obviously tracking that quite closely,” Beth Van Schaack, US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice, told reporters in a telephone briefing on Monday. “It’s really important to emphasize that the laws of war apply to all parties equally, both the aggressor state and the defender state, and…

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