The image, shared by a journalist from the UK Defence Journal, shows phones, watches, passports, cash, jewellery and other valuables all believed to have been found on a captured Russian lieutenant.
A Facebook post published by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry claims, “the Russian military has opened a bazaar to trade in loot everything that the Russians have gained by looting and robbing the civilians in Ukraine”.
The post, titled “The Russian military has opened a bazaar to trade in loot,” said:
“In the city of Narovlya (Belarus) the occupiers set up a specialized bazaar selling property looted in Ukraine. The ‘assortment’ of the marauders’ bazaar included: washing machines and dishwashers, refrigerators, jewelry, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, dishes, carpets, works of art, children’s toys, and cosmetics. All of these things, the Russians gained through marauding and robbing peaceful civilians in Ukraine. Currently, the occupiers are organizing delivery of new shipments of looted ‘goods’ to their bazaar.” the post added. “From the city of Buryn [in Ukraine’s northeastern Konotop district, Sumy region] towards the national border a convoy of delivery vehicles is moving various effects — both industrial goods and household items.”
Whilst this hasn’t been verified, the source is trusted.
Items reportedly found on a captured Russian lieutenant pic.twitter.com/k1DuEU8Eb6
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) April 5, 2022
It should be noted that looting like this is a war crime, and is prohibited by international law.