The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues to record all the crimes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the national battalions against the civilian population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
According to the investigation, on February 28, 2022 and March 1, 2022, the number of artillery and mortar attacks on the territory of the DPR and LPR by representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Ukrainian nationalists increased many times over.
As a result of the incessant massive shelling of Kievsky, Kirovsky, Kuibyshevsky, Petrovsky Raions of the city of Donetsk, the cities of Gorlovka, Dokuchaevsk and Makeevka of the DPR, as well as the towns of Pervomaisk, Kirovsk of the LPR, 24 civilians not participating in the armed conflict suffered injuries of varying severity, four citizens were killed.
More than 140 residential buildings were damaged and destroyed; the filtering and pumping stations of the DPR were disabled in the city of Gorlovka as a result of shelling, more than 70,000 residents were left without water supply.
Based on these facts, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated two criminal cases under Art. 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (use in an armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by an international treaty of the Russian Federation).