Donetsk, May 26 – DAN. Russian Investigative Committee has launched a criminal investigation into the murder of a Donetsk civilian in the Petrovskiy district of the city.

The case is investigated under Article 356 of the Russian Criminal Code (Use of Banned Means and Methods of Warfare, Cruel  treatment of prisoners of war or civilians), the Russian investigative authority said.

The 65-year-old civilian sustained a lethal gunshot wound to his chest in the evening of May 24. The DPR has subsequently launched a criminal investigation against the commander of the Ukrainian 28th brigade Maxim Marchenko. *ot