Zelensky warns “no more peace talks”, if Donetsk People’s Republic prosecutes captured Neo Nazi fighters for war crimes.
Zelensky warns against putting neo-Nazis on trial. Rt.com 22 Aug 22, Russia will “cut itself off” from talks if Azov fighters are prosecuted in Donbass, Ukrainian president insists.
There will be no more peace talks with Russia if captured Ukrainian Neo-Nazis are subjected to a “show trial,” the country’s President Vladimir Zelensky has claimed.
The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have previously said that they are planning tribunals for suspected war crimes committed by Ukrainian troops, including members of the Azov Battalion, whose ranks include fighters with openly nationalist and neo-Nazi views………………
DPR head Denis Pushilin told TASS this month that “active preparations” for the proceedings were underway. “The first tribunal will most likely be held in Mariupol. It will be organized by the end of summer,” he said.
The peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have been stalled since spring………………… more https://www.rt.com/russia/561277-zelensky-talks-pow-trial/
Donbass had something to say about Zelensky’s ultimatum:
DPR head Denis Pushilin told Russia 24 TV:
“The data on 80 counts of crimes committed by the Azov has been collected, 23 people have been arrested and are in custody. So such statements by Zelensky will have no effect [on the trials].”
Nearly 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered to Russian and Donbass forces during the siege of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol in May, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
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