Ukraine's Security Service investigates shelling of ambulance by Donbas militants

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law enforcers qualified this incident as a violation of the laws and customs of war
13:07, 2 July 2019

Prosecutor's Office of Donetsk Region

The Security Service of Ukraine has begun the investigation of the shelling of the ambulance by the pro-Russian militants in Donbas, as the Prosecutor’s Office in Donetsk region reported.

“Under the procedural direction of the Prosecutor’s Office in Donetsk region, the prosecutors of Chief Department of the Security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions hold the pretrial investigation of the violation of the laws and customs of war.”

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Donbas militants attacked an ambulance of one of the Joint Forces units. One soldier died, two more sustained wounds after an anti-tank guided missile hit the vehicle. The military doctor was in critical condition and died in a few hours.

Joint Forces Command stressed that attack at the ambulances is a violation of the international legislation and norms of the international humanitarian law. Bloody attack at an ambulance performed by the Russian occupational units shows that militants do not observe international legal norms.

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Later the names of the deceased were revealed. Leading seaman Serhiy Mayboroda and sergeant Iryna Shevchenko died in Donbas.

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