December 28, 2023, 14:13

202 shellings in Odesa region: prosecutors collect and document Russian war crimes

During the Russian-Ukrainian war, the prosecutor’s office documents war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, and collecting evidence to bring the aggressor to justice by judicial institutions with international jurisdiction.

This was stated by the Head of Odesa Regional Prosecutor’s Office Ihor Domuschey at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 202 facts of shelling of civilian and critical infrastructure by Russian invaders have been documented in Odesa region. In particular, 113 attacks with air, sea and ground-based missile weapons were carried out: a total of more than 203 missiles, excluding those shot down by air defense forces, 80 attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles, two air bombardments, seven attacks by ship artillery,” the prosecutor said.

Under the procedural supervision of the regional prosecutor’s office, the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of 55 civilians, including 2 children, and the wounding of 241 civilians, including 27 children.

“The shelling caused damage and destruction to the property of more than 9,000 residents of Odesa region. In particular, more than 300 private residential buildings and apartments were severely damaged, and 53 were completely destroyed. A nine-story residential building with 106 apartments was destroyed. Another 6,100 residential apartments, private houses, educational institutions, catering establishments and other buildings were damaged by the blast wave. The buildings of 39 recreation centers in the coastal zone owned by private enterprises were destroyed and damaged,” said Igor Domuyev.

In addition, non-residential warehouses of 72 private enterprises and farms, the warehouse of a logistics center of a large supermarket, a large shopping center where more than 300 private enterprises stored their property and operated, and the building of the Fozzy grocery hypermarket were destroyed. 

More than 130 trade pavilions in the coastal zone, the 7km shopping center, and a ten-story building of a business center on Shevchenko Avenue were destroyed.

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