Bastrykin instructed to proceed with the case after the shelling of Donetsk by AFU

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin has instructed the Agency staff to initiate a criminal case on the fact of massive artillery shelling of the residents of Donetsk Ukrainian military used multiple rocket launcher systems fire (MLRS) BM-21 “Grad”. A message posted on the website of the TFR.

“As a result of these actions of the Ukrainian armed forces have committed serious war crime, injured several children, one of whom died. In addition, under the fire were civilian infrastructure,” — said in the message.

It also indicates that the investigation of this crime “will be installed not only those who directly performed the criminal orders, and the officials who gave it”.

“Dozens of soldiers are already installed and are the defendants in earlier criminal cases. Russian investigators will take all possible measures to have them punished”, — underlined in the message.

Ukrainian security forces shelled the outskirts of Donetsk on 5 November. It was stated that soldiers of the APU fired around 120 missiles. It was reported that one child was killed and two other people went to the hospital.

The armed conflict in the Donbass began in the spring of 2014 after the attempt of the new Kiev authorities the power to suppress speech in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Background: In DND said about the shelling of the outskirts of Donetsk 120 missiles