The Ukrainian military killed the Russian occupiers who shot two unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war near the village of Stepove in Donetsk Oblast.
Source: Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Defence Forces on the Tavriia front, on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast
Quote: "I can confirm that the group of Russian occupiers who committed this crime ceased to exist during further hostilities."
Details: He added that the relevant services recorded the fact of the shooting of prisoners of war, criminal proceedings have been initiated, and the investigation is ongoing.
"Then these materials will be handed over to international institutions dealing with war crimes," Shtupun concluded.
- On 2 December, a video of Russian occupiers shooting some Ukrainian soldiers who had surrendered at a location believed to be near the settlement of Stepove, Donetsk Oblast, was posted. The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that they were examining the video.
- The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine declared that an investigation has been launched following the release of a video.
- On 3 December, Vitalii Barabash, Head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, reported that the Russian invaders who executed unarmed Ukrainian servicemen had been killed.