Donetsk, Nov 10 - DAN. DPR commission on recording Kiev's war crimes has filed 947 cases of death, wounding and illegal detention of civilians by Kiev forces, the press service of the Republic’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
“As of 10 November 2016, 947 cases have been filed, including 301 cases of civilian fatalities, 13 dead children cases, 586 wounded civilians cases and 41 wounded children cases. There are four cases of illegal detention, one POW case and one case of illegal detention and political persecution,” the press service said.
The evidence covers Ukrainian army crimes committed in the period from June 2014 through October 2016. “The cases, listed in the appropriate register, are ready to be handed over to public commission,” the Ministry said.
DPR Head Aleksandr Zakharchenko ordered to set up a special war crimes commission on May 30, 2016. It uncovers and records crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Kiev forces in DPR territory. The evidence will be presented at international courts. The commission is also implementing a strategy to inform the international community about Ukrainian authorities’ war crimes and breaches of law.
The commission is chaired by DPR acting Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova and includes acting Information Minister Yelena Nikitina, DPR ombudswoman Darya Morozova, People’s Council deputy Yekaterina Gubareva, chief expert of the children legal defence department under DPR head’s administration Eleonora Fedorenko, and representatives of the Republic’s State Security Ministry, Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General’s Office.
The commission had its first meeting on June 6.