Ukraine to pass International Criminal Court evidence of attacks on civilian objects in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prosecutor General's Office documented the aftermaths of the shelling that took place in Luhansk region on January 25
18:42, 29 January 2019

Donbas, damaged living house, January 2019
Facebook Andriy Lysenko

More and more cases of violation of humanitarian law are observed in Luhansk region, as the Russian armed mercenaries launch attacks on civilian infrastructure. Andriy Lysenko, the press secretary of Prosecutor General's Office reported this on Facebook.

According to him, one of such attacks was documented recently. On January 25, the militants used heavy artillery to shell the inhabited locality of Lobachevo, Luhansk region; this particular locality is under control of the Ukrainian government.

'A group of employees reached the site; it comprises of servicemen of Prosecutor General's Office, the National Police, and the State Security Service. The prosecutors have documented the facts of violation of laws and customs of the war, committed by the Russian terrorist forces', the authority reported.

Specifically, the team found out that the artillery shells hit the gas pipeline, a building of a local shop and residential houses. 82 mm mines and under-barrel grenades also hit the area, being launched from the occupied Slovyanoserbsk district of Luhansk region. 

The collected evidence of Russia violating the humanitarian law will be passed to the International Criminal Court, Lysenko wrote. 

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