Pro-Moscow separatist leader says tribunal being prepared for captured Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol

The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said the pro-Moscow separatist government will soon hold tribunals for captured Ukrainian servicemen in Mariupol, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

“Preparations are underway for preliminary tribunals or intermediate tribunals. One of the first will be held in Mariupol, everything is moving towards this,” Pushilin said.

The separatist leader told Rossiya 24 that he does not rule out the death penalty for members of the Azov Battalion who were besieged at Mariupol’s Azovstal steel factory.

“The nature of the crimes – rape, torture, humiliation, murder of civilians – for all these years does not exclude the death penalty for these criminals, but the decision will be made by the court, the tribunal,” Pushilin said last week.

Though the separatist leader said international observers would be invited to monitor the tribunal, many fear the captured Ukrainian servicemen will not receive a fair trial and many will be found guilty of fabricated crimes.

(c)UAWIRE 2022


  1. It’s going to be quite the horror circus show to see whatever evidence they’d try presenting for the kangaroo court. They might not even bother with evidence and just arbitrarily “declare” the verdicts.

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    • They really want to kill anyone they can from the Azov Batt and they’ve been lying about attacking Ukrainians for 8 years with no proof. They’ve tried and tried. We remember once they accused Azov of crucifying a child from Donbas until a journo caught up with the Mom who eagerly admitted staging the whole thing for a few rubles. Regardless of a court or not, I’m terribly sad to say those poor souls don’t stand a chance in Mordor. Putin will kill them and display their bodies as if they were all William Wallace themselves.

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  2. This so-called “tribunal” is a crime. But, this crime is only one in the long list of crimes committed by Putler’s cockroach army.

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