Investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, within a criminal investigation of crimes committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the civilian population of Donbas, are inspecting the territory in Kuibyshevsky and Kirovsky raions of Donetsk, which were shelled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to investigation, the official commanders of the 25th separate airborne brigade and 68th separate jaeger brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave orders to their subordinated military personnel to shell Kuibyshevsky and Kirovsky raions of Donetsk with 155 mm artillery weapons, breaching the requirements of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Population dated 12.08. 1949 and Additional Protocol to it, which bans the use of weapons if it can cause excessive loss of lives or injuries among civilians.
Based on the mentioned above facts, criminal cases were launched against the named formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the offense of crime prescribed in Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (ill-treatment of the civilian population, use of banned means and methods warfare).
The preliminary investigation continues.