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Russians in Mariupol may hold sham trial of Ukrainian POWs on Independence Day

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August 12,2022 327
Russians in Mariupol may hold sham trial of Ukrainian POWs on Independence Day

Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko said during a briefing on Aug 11 that russia was considering several dates for holding a fake trial. Due to its symbolism August 24 is the most probable date, for which defendants’ cages are already being built.

“Our Philharmonic, which was exclusively used for cultural events, is being turned into a place for the so-called ‘judicial trial’ of our prisoners of war,” said Mr Boichenko.

 

The mayor called on international institutions to make joint efforts to save Ukrainian Heroes.

At a meeting of the OSCE Special Permanent Council meeting in Vienna the EU delegation made a statement about another heinous act of russians in Olenivka, an Ukrinform correspondent reports: “The blast in Olenivka resulting in the death of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war, including defenders of Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant who had surrendered to Russia, is a heinous act and must be thoroughly and independently investigated”.

“Twelve days have passed since the tragedy and Russia has still not allowed an independent international mission to visit Olenivka. We urge Russia to grant the ICRC access to all prisoners of war,” the EU delegation said.