Everyone involved in killing of Donbass civilian population will be punished in full – Daria Morozova

Comments and statements of the Ombudsman News

The persons who ordered the use of the “Tochka-U” Tactical Missile System in the administrative centre of Donetsk clearly understood how many civilian casualties such actions would lead to. There are no military facilities in this district of the city. It is a busy and crowded place. Obviously, the civilians of Donetsk were the target of the armed formations of Ukraine. We are talking about the henious war crime of the Ukrainian authorities, the crime of genocide against the people of Donbass.

As a result of the fall of cluster munitions and rocket fragments, according to preliminary data, at least 17 people were killed and 28 were injured. Children are among the victims. There were damaged buildings, cars, civilian infrastructure. Please accept my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. The pain that every resident of Donbass is now experiencing cannot be described in words.

The tragedy has clearly shown that international humanitarian law does not work when it comes to Ukraine. The Kiev authorities, with the tacit consent of the international community, literally turned the Geneva Conventions into an empty phrase.

I want to assure you that justice will be done. And the sentence will be as severe as possible. Everyone who is involved in the killing of the civilian population of Donbass will be punished in full. We will not forget and we will not forgive.