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 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 November 19, 2021, servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out a massive shelling of residential houses and civilian infrastructure in the village of Dolgoe in the Slovianserbsky district of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic. As a result of the shelling, a 47-year-old civilian was wounded and her house was destroyed.

Upon this fact a criminal case was initiated 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).

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.

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.

19 November 2021 15:15

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