俄羅斯國防部譴責所發生的事情是 "蓄意和有條不紊的謀殺"，對10多名不能動彈的俄羅斯軍人的頭部進行了射擊。它接着說，這不是烏克蘭軍隊的 "第一個也不是唯一的戰爭罪行"。
The BBC has not been able to establish Russia's assertions from the video alone, but we've been studying the footage, trying to piece together what might have happened.
Then on 17 November more video footage emerged, this time filmed from ground level by someone present at scene, and shouting can be heard in Ukrainian for anyone hiding inside a shed to come out.
The captors speak Ukrainian in the video, while the uniforms of the captives look Russian not Ukrainian. The Russian defence ministry and media has also said the prisoners are Russian.
An entrance doorway - with what looks like a pole lying on it - is visible in both (highlighted in purple) as well as what looks like a red toy car in the farmyard (highlighted in orange).
Russia's defence ministry has denounced what happened as a "deliberate and methodical murder" by shots to the head of more than 10 immobilised Russian servicemen. It goes on to say that it is "not the first and not the only war crime" by Ukrainian forces.
In a report this week, a UN mission in Ukraine reported abuses of prisoners by both sides. The vast majority of released Ukrainian prisoners they spoke to said they were tortured and ill-treated and nine people died.