Four months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow described relations with the West as long damaged. “Yes, it will be a long crisis,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with US news channel MSNBC last night. “We will never trust the West again.”
Since the invasion began, Russia has leveled accusations against Western countries, particularly for its military support for Ukraine.
In the interview, Peskov talked about several things, including: two american soldiers who fought alongside the Ukrainian army and were recently captured by pro-Russian forces. According to Peskov, they “endangered” the Russian soldiers and should be “responsible” for “these crimes.” “They are mercenaries and have been involved in illegal activities on the territory of Ukraine,” she said.
The death penalty
He did not say whether Russian soldiers or pro-Russian separatists had arrested the two men. This is not insignificant, since the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk imposed the death penalty, while in Russia it was abolished.
When asked if he could guarantee that American citizens would not suffer the same fate… Three foreigners Peskov, who was recently sentenced to death in Donetsk, said that he could not guarantee anything. “It depends on the investigation.”
Ukraine and the United Nations have been highly critical of the treatment of British and Moroccan separatists. The UN human rights office in Geneva said they are prisoners of war and entitled to protection.
However, Peskov denied that: the two “do not belong to the Ukrainian army.” He ruled that “the Geneva Conventions do not apply.”
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