The enemy continues to violate Minsk agreements and fire the ATO forces’ objectives, using forbidden weapons. The artillery and mortar units of the 9th separate assault motorized rifle regiment of marine corps (Novoazovsk) and separate artillery brigade (Donetsk) of the 1st AC (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces as well as the 4th separate motorized rifle brigade (Alchevsk) of the 2nd AC (Luhansk) of the Russian Armed Forces carried out fire attacks in Shyrokyne, Krymske and Krasnohorivka settlements.
The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine established the personnel of the howitzer SP artillery battery of the howitzer SP artillery battalion of the 9th separate assault motorized rifle regiment of marine corps (military unit 08819, Novoazovsk) of the 1st AC (Donetsk) of the Territorial Forces Center (Novocherkask) of the Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) of the Russian Armed Forces which is executing criminal orders of the Russian General Staff considering “shooting of Minsk agreements” and guilty in purposeful annihilation of civil infrastructure of Donbas in the areas of Shyrokyne, Starohnativka, Bohdanivka, Hnutove, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Novotroitske, Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast) as well as performed provocative shelling of non-controlled territories by Ukraine in order to deceive the representatives of OSCE SMM to Ukraine and to accuse the Ukrainian side of violation of Minsk agreements (given in Russian): Russian citizen Евгений ГУДЗЬ (born 17.11.1982, town of Maikop), Russian citizen Дмитрий ДОЛЕВ (born 05.03.1993, city of Ufa); Руслан ХУХИЗЯНОВ(born 06.06.1994); Анатолий АГАРЁВ (born 22.04.1989); Александр АГАРЁВ (born 13.02.1975).
Above-mentioned personnel took direct part in arrangement and execution of engagement by fire from 122-mm SP artillery systems Chermalyk settlement on August 16, 2016. During these attacks, there was destroyed agro-enterprise with its agricultural equipments as well as the dwellings of village’s people. During harvest, agricultural objectives have been destroyed, the products of which are extremely necessary for people of front-line territories.
We remind of the inevitability of punishment for war crimes that have no time bars and the responsibility for which is provided for the rules of international and national criminal law.