The Office of the Prosecutor General sent a message to the International Criminal Court on the facts of the murder by representatives of Russia and the militants under its control of the Ukrainian military during the Ilovaisk tragedy and the defense of the Donetsk airport in 2014-15.
how informs press service of the UCP, facts and evidence were collected confirming the murder and injury of the Ukrainian military during the events near Ilovaisk on August 29, 2014 and during the defense of Donetsk airport on January 19-21, 2015.
Information message to the ICC prepared on the basis of materials from criminal proceedings, photos and videos from open sources, as well as collected material evidence.
“The treacherous killings and injuries of the servicemen of the Armed Forces and other military formations of Ukraine took place against the background of humanitarian agreements. When providing a” green corridor “in the Ilovaisk region to get out of the encirclement of Ukrainian servicemen who laid down their arms, they, as well as a car with the symbol of” red Cross, “intensive shelling was carried out. This led to the death of 366 Ukrainian soldiers, 429 were injured of varying severity, 300 were taken prisoner, 24 were missing,” the message says.
Also during the defense of the DAP, representatives of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation in the Donetsk region – the so-called “Minister of Defense of the DPR”, and the Russian Armed Forces requested a “silence” regime to evacuate the bodies of the dead and wounded from the battlefield. However, the truce was used for the hidden mining of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and, after its completion, the treacherous detonation. Then 25 servicemen were killed, 22 were taken prisoner, one prisoner was killed.
“Treacherous killing in an armed conflict is a war crime and violates Article 37 of the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, which prohibits” killing, wounding or capturing the enemy, resorting to treachery, “the UCP noted.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, under the Russian embassy ATO veterans held an action in memory of the Ukrainian soldiers who died near Ilovaisk… They remembered the dead and accused the Russian Federation of committing a war crime.