A criminal case was opened over the wounding of civilians by Ukrainian security forces from an unmanned aerial vehicle

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 October 30, 2021, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine again violated the ceasefire regime and launched an attack using an unmanned aerial vehicle against civilian infrastructure in the village of Golmovsky in the Nikitovsky district of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

As a result of the explosion of unidentified ordnance dropped from an unmanned aerial vehicle, three civilians born in 1966, 1986 and 1967 who were in a car near a house in the village of Golmovsky in Horlivka were seriously wounded.

The Ukrainian military officers had roughly 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).

Investigative actions aimed at establishing the persons involved in the commission of this crime are being carried out.