The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has instructed the Main Investigative Department of the IC of Russia, as part of a criminal case, to analyze the testimony of Ukrainian National Guard soldiers who voluntarily laid down their arms about the criminal orders of the Right Sector.
As reported by one of the National Guard soldiers, the Right Sector militants brought about twenty captured civilians, men and women with white bandages on their hands, to a garage facility in the city of Rubezhnoe, the Lugansk People’s Republic. The militants gave the order to the National Guard soldiers to shoot these innocent people. For refusing to execute the order, the National Guard soldiers were disarmed and placed in a pit in the same garage. It is currently unknown what happened to the civilians captured by the militants. Another National Guard soldier has reported that the Right Sector militants deprived civilians of Rubezhnoe of their housing, driving them out of apartments and houses to use these facilities as firing positions.
In cooperation with colleagues from the Lugansk People’s Republic, the investigators of the IC of Russia will establish the circumstances of these and other likely facts of crimes committed against the civilian population of Donbass, and identify the persons involved in their commission. A legal assessment will be given to the actions of the Right Sector militants, who give orders to kill civilians.