Russian Investigation Committee opened another criminal case against Ukrainian soldiers for “using forbidden means and methods of warfare.” This was reported by the press service of Russian committee.
In particular, a criminal case was opened under Part 1 Article 356 of the Criminal Code of Russian Fedeartion. Ukrainian soldiers are accused of alleged shelling of towns and villages of Donetsk region in the period from March 3 to 10, 2017.
“At the same time, investigation of criminal acts of the group of people already involved in criminal cases, initiated by the Investigation Committee. Earlier it was reported that a criminal case was opened on commander of the 53rd Detached Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Oleksandr Hruzevych. At this stage, further episodes of his crimes were found out and also details of crimes of his accomplice – commander of the 43rd Separate Infantry Battalion of the53rd Detached Mechanized Brigade of Ukraine’s Army Serhiy Matsiyko who was subordinate of Hruzevych.” The Investigation Committee claims, accusing officers of “shelling civil infrastructure of the “DPR” from artillery”.
Earlier it was reported that Russian Investigation Committee opened cases against Ukrainian soldiers before. Russia accused Ukraine's military officers of shelling of the settlements on the occupied territories.
Ukrainian soldiers allegedly shelled Kadiivka (former Stahanov) and Holubivka (Former Kirovsk) on January 14 and 24, 2017, according to the Committee.