According to Russian media, today the invaders carried out another shelling of the colony in the occupied Yelenovka, as a result of which one prisoner of war allegedly died and four were injured.
Ukraine has not yet received the names of those who suffered as a result of today’s shelling of the colony in Yelenovka by Russian invaders. The rashists themselves report the death of one and the wounding of four more Ukrainian prisoners of war.
About it informed Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets.
“According to Russian propaganda media, Yelenovka, a colony in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, where, contrary to the Geneva Conventions, Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilian hostages are being held, has again come under fire,” he said.
In particular, it is reported about the death of one and the wounding of four more Ukrainian prisoners of war.
“No one is surprised anymore that not a single representative of the occupiers was injured, and the Russian Federation again accused Ukraine of shelling. We already heard this in the summer. At the moment, we have not received information about the names of the victims, but we are addressing the request about this as directly – to Moskalkova (the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation – UNIAN), and through the UN and the ICRC,” the Commissioner emphasized.
Lubinets stressed that he was ready to personally arrive in Olenevka to assess all the facts and communicate with witnesses of the shelling, wounded and detained citizens.
“The motives with which the Russian Federation is shelling prisoner of war camps today are not exactly known to me. Perhaps this is banal revenge due to defeats at the front, or perhaps targeted terror and demonstrative impunity of the military leadership of the Russian Federation. But we see several consequences of such actions,” he thinks.
In particular, according to the Ombudsman, such a consequence is the postponement of the visit of the UN mission to Yelenovka due to security risks, and possibly a complete ban on such a visit by Russia.
In addition, among the consequences, he sees the suffering of relatives of Ukrainian prisoners of war, who cannot receive verified data on the dead and wounded, as well as pressure on the Ukrainian side in order to obtain concessions in the release of Russian servicemen who committed war crimes on the territory of Ukraine.
“Such actions of the Russian Federation only imply one simple fact for the whole world – “Russia is a terrorist state.” And this state seeks to achieve its geopolitical goals not in a democratic way through negotiations, but using weapons and terror. And the task of the democratic world is simply to stop it. Once and for all,” Lubinets emphasized.
Earlier, UNIAN already reported that Russia again fired at the Yelenovskaya colony with Ukrainian prisoners of war.