The RIA Novosti News Agency, within its project about Ukrainian secret prisons launched on June 18, published documentary evidence of brutal torture in a secret prison “Biblioteka” (“Library”) in Mariupol.
The Investigation Committee of Russia opened three new criminal cases to investigate incidents of shelling against civilians in Donbass, an IC spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko reported on August 14.
The cases were opened according to the article of “the use of prohibited means of warfare” of the Russian Criminal Code. According to the Committee, on July 28th, August 3rd, and 4th, Kiev’s military shelled civilian infrastructure using heavy weapons.
Three criminal cases have been initiated to investigate the killing of Donbass residents, a spokeswoman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Svetlana Petrenko, said on May 25, TASS news agency reports.
“According to the investigation, on May 18, 20, and 21, the servicemen of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard fulfilled manifestly illegal orders received from superior officials of the Defense Ministry, having used heavy artillery of high destructive power for a targeted shelling of civil infrastructure facilities, which were not military targets, in the villages of Kominternovo and Spartak, as well as in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk,” Colonel of Justice, Director of the Media Relations Department, Svetlana Petrenko said.
On May 21, participants of the Rescue Mariupol Forum in Donetsk, a civic organization, informed the general public of the crimes against humanity which the Ukrainian military committed in Mariupol, the Donetsk News Agency reported.
Citizens of Mariupol held their first Rescue Forum in the “Shakhtar Plaza” hotel, in the DPR. At the Forum, participants told about a tragic situation in Mariupol, where Ukrainian security forces, together with Ukrainian nationalist militant battalions, continue to commit crimes against humanity.
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.