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Kremlin Vows to Hold Accountable Those Responsible for Torturing Russian Troops

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A video purportedly showing Ukrainian radicals and Russian prisoners with gunshot wounds in their legs, previously emerged on social media.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has addressed footage allegedly depicting the torture of Russian troops, saying that the people responsible for this must be brought to justice.

"Of course, we have seen [the video]. It will be checked - you know that our Investigative Committee is already doing that. It is quite monstrous footage. Of course, it needs a legal assessment, and those who took part in this torture to be prosecuted. They must be held accountable for their actions", Peskov said.

The video appears to show Ukrainian radicals claiming they've captured Russian troops, and several men in camouflage with severe gunshot wounds to their legs. The footage was allegedly captured at a radicals' base in the Kharkov region. The authenticity of the video remains unclear.
The clip comes as Russian forces continue to advance in Ukraine amid the special military operation. Ukrainian troops are in retreat, as the Russian military and Donbass militias take control over multiple settlements and encircle Ukrainian soldiers and radicals.
In total, since the beginning of the op Russia has eliminated over 1,700 Ukrainian tanks, over 300 drones, 170 rocket launchers, and over 1,500 military vehicles.
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