Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venedyktova has promised that over half of the materials out of 70 volumes of the case on the Ilovaisk tragedy will be declassified as she stated during Pravo na vladu show.
“We will declassify the materials, 70 volumes. We have appealed to the SBU to declassify 46 volumes of the documents today. The orders, intentions, denunciations, information newsletters and so on,” Venedyktova said.
She could not specify the particular date of the declassification on the investigation of the events near Ilovaisk. It should be announced by the General Staff. The prosecutor general is sure that when it takes place, the investigation of the Battle of Ilovaisk will get different picture.
On April 8, 2021, the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent the International Criminal Court in the Hague an information message about the facts of perfidious murder of Ukrainian soldiers during the Ilovaisk tragedy in August 2014 and the defense of Donetsk airport in early 2015.
During the battle for Donetsk airport, the Russian mercenaries agreed on a ceasefire, as the Ukrainian side asked for some time to evacuate the killed and wounded fighters from the battlefield. Instead, the enemy used this time to wire the aiport; when the ceasefire was over, the militants blew up the building. 25 Ukrainian servicemen deceased, 22 were captured, and one captive fighter was killed.
Perfidious murder during armed conflict breaches the Geneva Convention of 1949; it forbids perfidious killing, wounding or capturing of an adversary.