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Prison explosion: kyiv maintains its charges against Moscow | War in Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke a deliberate war crime of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

According to him, theUN and the International Committee of the Red Cross have a duty to react. There should be clear legal recognition of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorismhe added.

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We consider the Olenivka attack an act of public execution committed by Russia with impunitysaid the acting commander of the Azov regiment, Mykyta Nadtotchy.

Those responsible for this act will be found wherever they are and Ukraine as a state will ensure that they are punished fairlyhe added.

On Friday, Russia for its part directly accused the Ukrainians of being responsible for the attack. Its investigative committee maintains that the Ukrainian forces fired on the prison where the members of the Azov battalion were held using American projectiles from the HIMARS system.

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The UN and the Red Cross arrested

Ukrainian human rights official Dmytro Lubinetsk said on Saturday he had asked the Red Cross for access to Olenivka. According to him, the ICRC didn’t get permission from the Russians for the moment.

This barracks was built separately. For us, this is an indicator that this was a premeditated Russian military operation. According to preliminary data, we assume that the explosion occurred indoors. »

A quote from Dmytro Lubinetsk, Ukrainian human rights official

According to Mr. Lubinetsk, this version is confirmed by the fact that the nearby barracks were not damaged, not even the windows were broken. Likewise, ”miraculously”, the Russian soldiers were not injured.

The British Ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, has also called for an investigation about what happened in Olenivka.

A barrack destroyed by a bombardment.

A destroyed barracks in a prison in Olenivka, in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, in eastern Ukraine.

Photo: Associated Press

“Azov fighters deserve to be executed”

Ukrainian diplomacy denounced Russian calls for hang or to inflict another humiliating death to the fighters of the Ukrainian Azov regiment after the attack on the prison complex in Olenivka.

kyiv reacted to the tweet broadcast Friday evening in English from the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom. Azov fighters deserve to be executed, but not by firing squad, by hanging. They are not real soldiers. They deserve a humiliating deathcan we read.

Russia is a terrorist statereplied the chief of staff of President Zelensky on the social network Telegram.century, only savages and terrorists can say diplomatically that people deserve to be executed by hanging”,”text”:”In the 21st century, only savages and terrorists can say diplomatically that people deserve to be hanged be executed by hanging”}}”>In the 21st century, only savages and terrorists can say diplomatically that people deserve to be executed by hanginghe added.

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