The stench of death was everywhere. It’s almost certain that Ukraine did this intentionally, to its own soldiers who had surrendered &, as Basurin pointed out, were confessing their murdering of Donbass civilians, which came from commanders’ orders, which came from Kiev. pic.twitter.com/bq3zusjpX6
— Eva Karene Bartlett (@EvaKBartlett) July 29, 2022
When you hear â€œthe Zelensky people are killing POWs,â€ you think â€œwell, thatâ€™s not particularly surprising at all.â€
Then you read the story.
The US on Friday declined to speculate on the shelling of the Ukrainian prisoners in Elenovka, saying it did not have enough information to do so. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern about the incident, but his office said he lacked firsthand reports to comment further. Dozens of â€œAzovâ€ fighters housed at the complex were killed in what Russia says was a strike by HIMARS rockets supplied by the US to Ukraine.
â€œWe just donâ€™t have enough information to speak intelligently about these very early reports,â€ John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, told reporters.
According to an unnamed senior Pentagon official, Americans â€œdonâ€™t have any definitive informationâ€ on what happened and whether the facility was struck by Ukraine or Russia.
The facility in Elenovka, south of Donetsk, housed hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners â€“ mainly members of the â€œAzovâ€ neo-Nazi militia captured in Mariupol in May. It was struck at around 2 am on Friday,