Ukraine demands an international investigation into the murder of Ukrainian defenders in Yelenovka and is waiting for a list of victims from the Russian Federation

About it declared Coordinating headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war.

On July 29, the headquarters turned to the representatives of the enemy with a demand to provide lists of all the dead and wounded as a result of the terrorist attack.

“All the wounded must receive proper medical care, and the bodies of the dead soldiers must be returned for proper burial. At present, the representatives of the occupier have not given any response to the appeal,” the message says.

The headquarters calls on the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN, which acted as guarantors of the preservation of the life and health of Ukrainian prisoners of war, to immediately initiate an international investigation into the crime and seek punishment for all those involved. The need for an international inspection to verify the conditions of detention of Ukrainian prisoners of war is also noted.

“The crime that took place in Yelenovka grossly violates international law, national laws and norms of human morality. The punishment for all those involved in planning and committing a terrorist attack should be the most severe and inevitable, ”the headquarters said.

It is emphasized that “despite this indicatively cruel crime of the execution of Ukrainian defenders, the Coordination Headquarters continues to work on the exchange and return of the defenders of Ukraine home.”

The UN is ready to send a group of experts to investigate the circumstances of the shelling of the pre-trial detention center in Olenivka, the Russian-occupied Donetsk region, said Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq.

“In connection with the recent tragedy in the Olenovka prison, we are ready to send a group of experts capable of conducting an investigation with the permission of the parties,” he said.

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.

It is in the colony located in the occupied Yelenovka contain Ukrainian defenders from the Mariupol military garrison, including fighters of the Azov National Guard Regiment and the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy, who left the territory of the Azovstal plant blocked by Russian troops in May.


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 commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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