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Russian Investigative Committee opens new probes against Ukrainian military

The committee states that Ukrainian servicemen shelled occupied villages and civilian infrastructure
16:52, 14 May 2019

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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened new criminal proceedings against the Ukrainian military as its website reported.

“The Investigative Committee of Russia continues gathering of the evidence in the criminal cases on the crimes committed by the Ukrainian military against civilians during the armed conflict, not of an international character at the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republic,” the message said.

According to the Investigative Committee, on May 8, 2019, the servicemen of the Ukrainian Army and the National Guard opened the targeted fire from the small arms at Zeleny Hai Street, in occupied village Shakhty (Donetsk region). On May 10, the Ukrainian military shelled objects of the civilian infrastructure in occupied Kalynove (Luhansk region) from heavy weapons.

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The committee states that two civilians were wounded in the results of the attacks.

According to these facts, the Chief Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee opened criminal cases due to the use of the banned means and methods of waging war.

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Earlier, Investigative Committee of Russia opened the criminal case against Volodymyr Viatrovych, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, due to the rehabilitation of Nazism. 

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