The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has decided to submit to the International Court of Justice evidence of the involvement of Russian servicemen in the shelling of Mariupol in the Donetsk region on January 24, 2015.
This was announced at a briefing by the head of the Security Service, Vasyl Hrytsak.
On the website of the SBU, information was published about the involvement of Russian military personnel in the shelling of the Vostochny neighborhood in Mariupol. In particular, it has been established that two missile divisions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out the shelling.
There is also video of the interception of telephone conversations among the Russian military, confirming their involvement in the shelling. According to the recordings, after the shelling, the Russians received a command to hide the artillery installations from which the shelling was conducted in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Hrytsak also published the names of the servicemen who participated in the shelling. According to him, after the investigation, the charges were laid in absentia against seven Russian military and four Ukrainians. They were all put on the wanted list.
“The results of the investigation will be turned over to the International Court of the U.N. in the near future,” said the head of the Security Service of Ukraine.
On January 24, 2015, militants shelled the residential area of Mariupol. Thirty people were killed and 119 were injured. The OSCE observation mission found that the bombardment was carried out from the territory held by the DPR separatists.
In February, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine laid charges and initiated a special pre-trial investigation into three officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and a citizen of Ukraine who were involved in the artillery shelling.