UN Secretary-General António Guterres initiates a “fact-finding” mission in connection with the explosion in Olenivska colony, which killed Ukrainian prisoners, mainly from the Azov regiment.
Guterres told reporters about this on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent in New York reports.
“Ukraine and Russia have asked for an investigation,” he said, noting that the terms of reference for the mission are being prepared, to be agreed with both countries.
Earlier, a representative of the Secretary General announced that he had received requests from Ukraine and Russia to investigate the tragedy. UN Stephen Dujarric. According to him, the UN is studying the possibilities and conditions for such an investigation.
As Ukrinform reported, on the night of July 29, a powerful explosion occurred in the territory of the former colony in the occupied Olenivka, Donetsk region, near the building where the Russians kept Ukrainian prisoners of war. At least 50 prisoners died.
According to the SBU, the Russians could have staged a terrorist attack by exploding explosives planted inside the premises.
Ukrainian intelligence has information that the murder of Ukrainian prisoners in Olenivka was carried out by mercenaries of the private military company Wagner.