According to the Investigative Committee, the attacks were performed by the Ukrainian military.
‘Ukrainian military continue to shell the towns, villages and civilian objects, violating the Protocol on stop of the use of the weapons in the southeast of Ukraine, points of the Convention on Civilians Defense during the war and the additional protocol to it, despite the achieved agreements’, the message said.
According to Article 12 of the Criminal Code of Russia, the foreigners that committed the crimes beyond Russia are liable to the responsibility under the Russian legislation in the cases provided by the international agreement of Russia if they are not sentenced in the foreign country.
‘Three more cases were opened due to the use of the forbidden weapons and methods of the war-conduct by the Chief Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia’, the committee reported.
According to the Russian investigation, the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine performed the consciously criminal orders of the unidentified higher officials of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, performed the artillery attacks at the civilian infrastructure from the heavy weaponry in Dokuchaevsk and Pervomaisk of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics that are no the military aim since 12 to 14 December 2017’.
The Investigative Committee of Russia thinks that the motives of the attacks were political and ideological hatred and enmity.
‘The investigative activities and measure that aims to establish all circumstances of these Crimea and Ukrainian officials involved in them take place within the criminal proceedings’.
As we reported earlier the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated three criminal cases against the Ukrainian militaries on accusation of the using of the banned capabilities and methods of waging of war.