Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine received the court-authorized temporary access to the documents from the Presidential Office. These papers concern the combat operation that resulted in the Ilovaisk tragedy in Donbas in August 2014. The press department of the Prosecutor's Office reported that on October 11.
"The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office conducts a pre-trial investigation on the fact of the Russian Federation's aggressive war against Ukraine, which led to deaths of people and other grave consequences. Circumstances of Ilovaisk tragedy, as well as reasons and consequences of these events, are being investigated in this case", reads the message.
The Office plans to investigate all circumstances of how the decisions and the entire operation planning were made.
Ilovaisk battle, one of the most tragic pages in Ukraine's military history took place in August 2014. Back then, Ukrainian forces approached the city and were about to storm it so as to get rid of the units of pro-Russian separatists there. The city was almost liberated when regular Russian army units encircled a large group of Ukrainian troops there. The encircled Ukrainian units were offered to withdraw across the green corridor, as Russian troops guaranteed their safety. When the withdrawal process began, the enemy started shooting. Over 300 Ukrainian servicemen lost their lives in the obnoxious attacks; many more were wounded.