Investigators continue to document the after-effects of the shelling in Kirovsky raion, Donetsk


Within a criminal investigation, the Investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation are inspecting the residential neighborhood along Adygeiskaya Street in Kirovsky raion of Donetsk, attacked by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to the investigation, the commanders of the 68th separate jaeger brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ordered their subordinated military personnel to shell Kirovsky raion of Donetsk with 122 mm artillery weapons, breaching the requirements of the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Population dated 08/12/1949 and the Additional Protocol to it, which bans the use of weapons if it cause excessive loss of life or injury to civilians.

Based on mentioned above, a criminal case was launched against servicemen of the 68th separate jaeger brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in accordance with Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (ill-treatment of the civilian population, the use of banned means and methods of warfare).

The preliminary investigation continues.

20 August 2022 08:00

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