This is the horrific moment when a group of Russian soldiers shot some defenseless Ukrainian civilians in Kiev before letting them die in the street and ransacking their office.
CCTV footage captured five members of Putin’s troops as they approached The Camper Group – a mobile home showroom on the E40 highway west of Kiev – where they approached two men sitting in their office.
The men were dragged onto the street and searched for weapons before being asked for cigarettes.
After a brief exchange, the disturbing conversation seemed to end and the two citizens turned to walk away.
But moments later, two of the soldiers casually raised their rifles, fired several shots at the Ukrainians’ back, then sauntered off to raid their office.
Two of the Russian soldiers casually raised their rifles, fired several shots in the back of the Ukrainians, then sauntered off to loot their office
You can see the civilians running away down the street as a Russian soldier in the background prepares to shoot them in cold blood
The incident took place at the Camper Group – a showroom for mobile homes on the E40 highway west of Kiev
One of the men whose family chose not to name him according to… CNNappeared to be killed instantly in the cold-blooded attack on March 16.
But the other, 68-year-old security guard Leonid Plyats, remained on the ground until the Russians had left before he struggled to stumble back to the office to call for help.
CCTV footage showed Plyats dragging himself into the building, pants soaked in blood, to contact the local territorial defense group.
But the blood loss was so severe that the old man died despite receiving first aid from members of the civil defense.
The harrowing incident took place in the early days of the war, when Russian troops tried unsuccessfully to penetrate the Ukrainian capital.
After shooting the unarmed civilians, Putin’s soldiers burst into the showroom and were filmed removing valuables from drawers and desks, pouring themselves a drink and toasting their success.
Minutes later, a small group of Ukrainian volunteers arrived on the scene and opened fire on the Russians, forcing them back into their vehicles.
The unarmed group of volunteers was too quick, but the Russian contingent eventually fled the scene, leaving the would-be rescuers to rush to Plyats and provide first aid.
The elderly guard had managed to tie a tourniquet around his leg, but he simply couldn’t hold it any longer and bled to death on the floor of the building.
CCTV footage of the aftermath of the shooting showed streaks of bright red blood covering the white tile floor after Plyats’ body was dragged outside.
The office and the street where the cold-blooded murder of the Ukrainian civilians took place can be seen on the left side of this Camper Group showroom image
More than 10,000 war crimes have been registered for investigation by Iryna Venediktova’s office – and a small number of them are ready to be brought before trial (Ukrainian Attorney General Iryna Venediktova pictured at left, talking to German Foreign Minister Affairs Annalena Baerbock, right)
Vadim Shysimarin, a 21-year-old tank division soldier, will be the first Russian on Ukrainian soil for war crimes over his alleged murder of an elderly civilian, Venediktova said.
A member of the local civilian defense group explained that the civilians staying in the showroom had been told to leave two days earlier as Russian troops approached the area.
But he said the couple refused to leave and wanted to keep showing up for work.
“We hoped for the humanity of the Russian soldiers, but unfortunately they did not have it,” the fighter said solemnly.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office confirmed that the incident is under investigation as yet another war crime committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian soil.
More than 10,000 war crimes have been registered for investigation by Iryna Venediktova’s office – and a small number of them are ready to be put on trial.
Vadim Shysimarin, a 21-year-old tank division soldier, will be the first Russian to be tried on Ukrainian soil for war crimes for his alleged murder of an elderly civilian after his case was filed in a criminal court this week.
Shysimarin allegedly shot the unarmed 68-year-old Ukrainian man who was on his bicycle in Sumy with an AK-74 assault rifle.
‘He is here [in Ukraine]”We have him,” said Venediktova, who later added that a total of 36 suspects have been charged with prosecution so far.
Source: New feed