Friday, May 12, 2017

Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Kiev Killing Civilians

Russia seeks justice over Ukraine's use of prohibited methods of warfare against civilians in Donbass.

 Russia's Investigative Committee has opened new criminal cases over the shelling of Donbass by the Ukrainian army in early May, the committee's spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, said Friday.

"Russia's Investigative Committee… established new facts of Ukrainian soldiers carrying out artillery shelling of populated areas of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, as a result of which civilians were killed… Criminal cases were initiated over these facts for a crime provided for by part 1 of Article 356 of the Russian Criminal Code (the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare)," Petrenko said.

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