The investigative committee of the Russian Federation

Probe launched into injuring of civilians by Ukrainian servicemen

The Investigative Committee of Russia continues to identify officials involved in use of banned means and methods of warfare against civilians of Donbass and consolidate evidence of their crimes.

According to the investigation, on September 8, 2021, servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired artillery weapons at civilian infrastructure facilities that were not military targets on Stratonavtov Street in the Kyivsky district of Donetsk. As a result, two civilians, a 40-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were wounded.

According to the investigation, by shelling a populated area, Ukrainian soldiers intended to kill or seriously injure an unlimited number of civilians living in southeastern Ukraine and not participating
in the armed conflict. The Ukrainian military officers had violated Protocol on cease-fire in southeast of Ukraine and Memorandum to it, as well as provisions of the Convention on Protection of Civilian Persons in Times 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).

Such offenses are not subject to any statutory limitations, and the evidence collected by the Investigative Committee of Russia will provide a matter for trials stood by persons, who are giving and fulfilling the offensive orders.

09 September 2021 12:15

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