Russian prosecutors are launching an investigation into the deaths of two civilians in Donbass

The Russian Investigative Committee has launched two criminal cases into the deaths and injuries suffered by civilians in Ukraine’s Donbass region as a result of the bombings by Ukraine’s Armed Forces that caused two deaths and one serious injury this Sunday.

“Two criminal files have been opened to investigate the crime contained in Part 1 of Article 356 of the Russian Criminal Code of using in an armed conflict means and methods prohibited by a Russian treaty,” explains the statement collected by the prosecutor’s office by the Russian news agency Sputnik.

According to the investigation, on February 20, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine massively bombed several cities in the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk with heavy weapons and mortars.

Russian prosecutors are launching an investigation into the deaths of two civilians in Donbass
Russian prosecutors are launching an investigation into the deaths of two civilians in Donbass

A 67-year-old civilian was injured by shrapnel during night attacks on the Skochinski mine area in Donetsk. In addition, in the village of Pionerskoye, two civilians were killed and five houses were destroyed.

By shelling the settlements, the Ukrainian army intended to kill or seriously harm an unlimited number of civilians living in south-eastern Ukraine and not participating in the armed conflict, according to Russian prosecutors.

In doing so, the Ukrainian security forces have violated the Protocol on the Ceasefire of Arms Use in Southeastern Ukraine and its memorandum, the provisions of the Convention for the Protection of Civilians in Time of War and its Additional Protocol II, the statement said.

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