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The Russian Investigative Committee opened a case against the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the shelling of the Donetsk hospital

The Investigative Committee of Russia initiated a criminal case against servicemen of the 110th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

“Contrary to the requirements of the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and its Additional Protocol, which prohibit the use of weapons if this could cause excessive loss of life or injury among civilians, servicemen of the 110th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 18, 2022 struck according to the Donetsk Clinical Territorial Medical Association (former hospital named after Kalinin), located in the Kalininsky district of the city of Donetsk,” said Svetlana Petrenko, official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee.

She noted that as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two hospital buildings were damaged.

“Two wards, where civilians were at the time of the shelling, received the greatest damage. Despite prompt medical assistance, the victim, who received severe shrapnel wounds, died,” Petrenko specified.

According to the medical staff, the state of health of other victims is stable.

Investigators conducted an inspection of the scene, questioned eyewitnesses, measures are being taken to identify the persons involved in the crime.

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