A criminal case was opened over the wounding of a civilian as a result of targeted shelling by Ukrainian security forces

The Investigative Committee of Russia continues to establish new facts of the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare against residents of certain regions of southeastern Ukraine.

Thus, according to the investigation, on August 26, 2021, Ukrainian servicemen targeted with large-caliber BMP weapons two civilian infrastructure facilities located in Staromykhailivka, Kirovsky district of Donetsk, wounding civilians aged 28 and 57 who were not involved in the armed conflict.

Artillery attacks of Ukrainian servicemen against civilian infrastructure without any military facilities is aimed at killing or causing grievous bodily harm to an unlimited number of civilians living in southeastern Ukraine and not participating in the armed conflict. Ukrainian security forces violate the provisions of the Convention on the Protection of Civilian Population in Time of War and Additional Protocol II to it.

Upon this fact a probe was launched into an offence under Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code of Russia (use in a military conflict of means and methods of warfare, banned by an international treaty of the Russian Federation).

The investigation of the probe includes identification of persons involved in this offense.