The occupiers did not let the Red Cross to the place of death of Ukrainian prisoners in Yelenovka

About it the ICRC reported on Twitter.

“Our yesterday’s request for access to prisoners of war from the Olenovsky colony was not granted. Providing the International Committee of the Red Cross with access to prisoners of war is the responsibility of the parties to the conflict in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

At the same time, the ICRC said they would continue to seek permission to access the site of the tragedy.

July 30 Ukrainian The coordinating headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war called The ICRC and the UN, which acted as guarantors of the preservation of the life and health of Ukrainian prisoners of war, should immediately initiate an international investigation into the crime and seek punishment for all those involved. The headquarters also noted the need for an international inspection to check the conditions of detention of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

July 30 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reportedthat Russia agreed to invite UN and ICRC experts to the colony at the place of death of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka after the demands of Ukraine.

As reported, on July 29, Russian propaganda media reported that as a result of an alleged strike by ZSU on a penal colony in the occupied Yelenovka, Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept, 53 people were killed and 75 were injured.

AT The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine indicatedthat the artillery shelling of the colony in the occupied Yelenovka was carried out by the troops of the Russian Federation in order to hide the torture and execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war held there, and by statements that the colony was shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are trying to accuse Ukraine of committing “war crimes”.

human rights activists declaredthat the death of several dozen Ukrainian prisoners of war, who are being held by Russian invaders on the territory of the Yelenovskaya correctional colony No. 120, occurred due to an internal explosion, and not due to shelling, since there was no sound of an arrival characteristic of it.

According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the death of Ukrainian soldiers as a result of explosions in Yelenovskaya colony No. 120 occurred as a result of a terrorist attack, which was carried out by mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” (League) at the command of its owner Yevgeny Prigozhin. This decision was not agreed with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and was intended to hide evidence of the theft of funds allocated by the Russian Federation for the maintenance of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

Maxar satellite photos prove that the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war in occupied Yelenovka in the Donetsk region made by the Russiansbecause they show that the barracks in the colony where the Ukrainians were kept were blown up from the inside.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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