The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia requests to launch a probe in relation to numerous shelling of Donbass settlement


Today, a number of media outlets reported continued aggressive actions by Ukrainian servicemen in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, who carried out numerous artillery attacks on settlements in the Telmanovsky District, presumably with 122-mm caliber guns. As a result of these actions, a gas pipeline, transformer substations, and other infrastructure facilities were damaged. A large number of buildings, including a school and a hospital, were left without electricity. It is also noted that Ukrainian security forces seized the village of Staromarievka, which is home not only to citizens of the self-proclaimed DNR, but also to citizens of the Russian Federation. After that, the Ukrainian security forces began illegal searches of citizens' homes and detentions.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia to launch a probe. As part of the investigation, the Investigative Committee will make a legal assessment of the actions of the servicemen who gave and carried out the order to conduct numerous shellings of Donbass infrastructure and other illegal actions against Russian citizens. In accordance with Russian legislation and international law, the Investigative Committee of Russia will continue to take all possible efforts to establish the circumstances of crimes against peace and security of humanity committed by the Ukrainian security forces in Donbass against civilians. The evidence gathered by the Investigative Committee can be used in future trials for these crimes.

Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko

26 October 2021 20:24

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