Kiev tortures Russian POWs, West ignores it: Russia MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry says Western states are becoming accomplices in the "inhuman crimes of Ukrainian neo-Nazis."
Mikhail Mizintsev, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Center (NDCC) accused Ukrainian forces of using torture and violence against the Russian military, but the UN, OSCE, and the ICRC do not notice this.
The Colonel-General said that "it has been reliably established that torture, violence, bullying are used against Russian servicemen, which, with their inhumanity, copy the actions of punishers during the Great Patriotic War, and all this is widely distributed on the Internet and in the media."
"Unfortunately, such egregious facts remain without attention of the world community, including the UN, the OSCE and the ICRC," Mizintsev considered.
West helping Ukrainian authorities avoid responsibility
He pointed out that Western countries are not only aware of Kiev's violations of international humanitarian law against Russian prisoners of war, but are also trying to help the Ukrainian authorities avoid responsibility.
"This is evidenced by the fact that the Kiev regime on April 1 of this year notified the UK Foreign Office that it did not intend to comply with the Geneva Convention when treating Russian prisoners of war," Mizintsev indicated.
The head of the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Center added that the Ukrainian authorities are urging Western countries to encourage the International Committee of the Red Cross to abandon attempts to gain access to Russian prisoners of war.
"Such manipulations around Russian servicemen convincingly testify that the authorities of many Western states are becoming accomplices in the inhuman crimes of Ukrainian neo-Nazis," Mizintsev noted.
Human rights violations against civilians, Russian soldiers
It is noteworthy that a report recently published by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) revealed the violations committed by Ukrainian forces against captured Russian soldiers or pro-Russia civilians in areas under the Ukrainian government's control.
The report - which will be discussed at the Human Rights Council - highlighted that the Ukrainian forces committed premeditated killings while capturing Russian soldiers or pro-Russian civilians and threatened a Russian soldier with castration in front of the camera.