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    Suspicious civilians? “Kill them without hesitation”

    “I received an order from a major to shoot at civilians who appear suspicious without warning or hesitation,” a soldier from the separatist, Moscow-controlled Donetsk People’s Republic (DRL) declared in another intercepted conversation of the occupiers, published by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    “They told me – if a car or truck appears, for example with apples, you look at it and ask: “what are you carrying?”. When a person seems suspicious, you kill him without hesitation,” the military officer said during a conversation with another soldier from the DRL.


    As communicated in the SBU message, the protagonists of the recording are currently in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine, where they control civilians at checkpoints established by the occupation.


    On May 31, the SBU published a video showing an excerpt from the interrogation of one of the Russian captives.


    “We received an order to sign an agreement that we would kill civilians in Ukraine. On April 29, I signed such a document, but some refused. However, the deputy commander for political affairs told them to do it, because they would be put in disciplinary detention or dismissed from service,” the Russian military officer reported. 




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