Donetsk, Dec 12 – DAN. DPR Special Commission investigating Ukrainian authorities’ crimes in Donbass has filed more than 13,000 cases over civilian casualties, illegal detentions and property destruction relying on evidence in the period since may 2016, the Republic’s Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Thursday.
“The Special Commission’s key objective is revealing and documenting the evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities in DPR territory,” Nikonorova said. “As of late 2018, 13,633 such cases have been recorded in the register.”
According to the minister, 473 cases were opened over murders, 841 cover injuries; 73 cases concern killed minors, 105 – injuries sustained by minors; 49 concern illegal detentions; 12,042 cases are opened over destruction of property.
The Commission was established in May 2016. It documents crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Ukrainian army in DPR territory. The Republic intends to present the information to international judicial bodies. On top of that, the Commission is implementing the strategy to inform the international community about war crimes and violations committed by Ukrainian leadership. The Commission is led by DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova.*ot