August 26, 2014
Families of the ATO participants recognize their relatives as participants of Donetsk ‘parade of captives’
On August 24 separatists conducted a parade in the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine. They took Ukrainian prisoner militants and made them march in the city centre. Also terrorists showed allegedly destroyed Ukrainian military equipment. During the so-called parade of Ukrainian captives people kept shouting ‘Fascists!’ [Nazi] and ‘Put them on their knees!’.
Currently 20 people have been recognized. Their names were earlier included into list of captives, there were negotiations on liberation of these people.
Later deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia human rights organization Human Rights Watch Rachel Denber wrote in her Twitter that this action is a violation of international convention on human rights.
‘The march of Ukrainian soldiers violates the Geneva Convention prohibition of humiliating and degrading treatment that offends the dignity (of war captives).
Meanwhile Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs couldn’t see any humiliation of war prisoners in the so-called ‘parade’.
The parade itself starts at about 02.30 of the video.