Several captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine have vowed to rise against Russian President Vladimir Putin, when they return home. ayokinews.com reports
The Russian ‘Prisoners of War’ (POW) stated that they would be tried for assaulting and killing innocent civilians during Russia’s continuing invasion of Ukraine.
They expressed regret over the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying “We all will be judged”, CNN reports.
“I want to tell our commander-in-chief to stop terror acts in Ukraine because when we come back, we’ll rise against him,” one of them said as reported by CNN.
According to them, President Vladimir Putin “has given orders to commit crimes. It’s not just to demilitarize Ukraine or defeat the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but now cities of peaceful civilians are being destroyed.”
“The crimes that we committed, we all will be judged,” they stated.
So far, 600 Russian troops have been captured in Ukraine, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky, and almost a dozen of them have appeared at Ukrainian authorities’ press conferences.
However, under the Geneva Conventions, the POW’s public appearances may be questioned. The treaties prohibit nations from degrading prisoners of war without justification.