The shelling of the Olenivka colony appears to be part of an increasingly disturbing pattern of the worst types of human rights violations and possible war crimes.
This was stated by the British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons in Twitteraccording to Ukrinform.
“Olenovka needs an investigation. This looks like part of an increasingly disturbing pattern of the worst types of human rights violations and possible war crimes being committed with impunity in the occupied east of Ukraine,” the ambassador said.
As Ukrinform reported, law enforcers opened criminal proceedings on the shelling of Olenivka, Donetsk region, by Russian troops, as a result of which about 40 people died and 130 were injured.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military deliberately fired on the colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept.
The General Staff called the Kremlin’s statements about the alleged shelling of civilian infrastructure and the population by the Armed Forces of Ukraine “an outright lie and a provocation.”
According to available information from Ukrainian intelligence, the murder of Ukrainian prisoners in the temporarily occupied Olenivka, Donetsk region, was carried out by mercenaries from the Wagner private military company.