DPR public commission submits 30 case files on Ukrainian war crimes to International Criminal Court

15.12.2016, DPR.

A public commission for documentation of the war crimes of the Ukrainian authorities in Donbass submitted 30 case files to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, a commission representative, lawyer Elena Shishkina stated during a press conference at Donetsk News Agency today. The case files provide evidences of illegal acts committed by the Ukrainian army.

“We submitted 30 case files on the crimes of the Ukrainian army in Donbass. 20 of them concern the tortures of the prisoners of war, and 10 cases concern the crimes against children. We received a reply stating that our case files were accepted for review,” Shishkina stated.

According to Elena Shishkina, the public commission gathered the evidences of over 100 crimes of Ukrainian military in Donbass at the moment. The activists visited 70 crime sites and examined around 300 people, both witnesses and victims. Another 45 case files on the children’s deaths and injuries due to the shellings are planned to be submitted in the near future.

The public commission for documentation of the war crimes of the Ukrainian authorities in Donbass started to work in the middle of 2015. It comprises the various experts, in particularly lawyers and forensic experts. The main aim is the gathering of the evidences of war crimes of the Ukrainian army.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

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