The Red Cross will try to “get access” to the colony in Olenovka – speaker

The International Committee of the Red Cross will try to get into the occupied Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners were kept.

Alexander Vlasenko, an ICRC public relations and media specialist, told journalists about this on July 29, informs Radio Liberty.

“Of course, we are aware of this situation and have asked for access to this place as soon as possible in order to make sure and see with our own eyes what happened and whether any of the people there need our help,” he said.

Vlasenko added that if representatives Red Cross will end up in a colony, the organization will not report this until they return for security reasons.

Earlier on July 29, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Armed Forces, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense and the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights called on the UN and the Red Cross to respond to the information about the shelling of the colony in Olenivka.

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Earlier, the Office of the Prosecutor General announced the launch of an investigation into the events in Olenovka on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that Russian forces carried out a “aimed and deliberate” artillery shelling of a correctional institution in Olenivka, Donetsk region, and at the same time decided to shift the blame to the Ukrainian military.

There is a colony in Olenivka, where, in particular, Ukrainian prisoners of war are kept, taken prisoner in Mariupol in May this year.

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