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Russia invited the UN and the Red Cross to investigate the attack in Yelenovka

Ministry of Defense: Russia invited the UN and the Red Cross to investigate the attack on the UN pre-trial detention center and the Red Cross earlier expressed their readiness to send experts to Yelenovka to find out the circumstances of the incident. According to the Russian side, 50 people were killed in the attack on the pre-trial detention center, more than 70 were injured type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

Russia has invited experts from the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to investigate the strike on a pre-trial detention center in the village of Yelenovka in the DPR, which killed dozens of people. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense in its Telegram.

Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq earlier said that the organization was ready to send a group of experts to the DPR to investigate the circumstances of the attack on the prison building with Ukrainian prisoners of war. This was also stated by the ICRC, offering assistance in evacuating the wounded. The committee emphasized that prisoners of war— not parties to the conflict, and in accordance with international humanitarian law, they cannot be attacked.

The authorities of the DPR reported a strike on the prison building on the morning of July 29. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the attack was carried out with the help of the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system. "RIA Novosti" referring to his correspondent, he wrote that fragments of ammunition for the MLRS were found at the impact site.

Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept in the pre-trial detention center, including Azov fighters. (its symbolism is recognized as extremist in Russia and is prohibited). On July 30, the Ministry of Defense published lists of the dead and wounded. According to the agency, 50 people became victims of the strike, the identity of two of them has not been established. 73 people were injured.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

Russian authorities say Ukraine is responsible for the attack. Kyiv denies this and emphasizes that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not strike at the pre-trial detention center. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the country and the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights also demanded that representatives of the UN and the ICRC be sent to Yelenovka.

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Russia invited UN and Red Cross experts to Yelenovka

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To conduct an objective investigation of the shelling of the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka, Russia invited experts from the UN and the Red Cross to come to the scene. This was stated in the Ministry of Defense of the country.

Recall that on July 29, as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the ensuing fire in the detention center, 53 people died. Another 71 were injured. Prisoners of war were kept in the pre-trial detention center. Most of all, it was here that the militants of the Azov nationalist regiment were captured, who were captured at Azovstal in Mariupol. The place of their stay during the investigation was agreed with the Ukrainian side. It was Kyiv who insisted on a pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka.

Fragments of HIMARS shells were found at the scene. The Russian side announced a monstrous provocation to intimidate the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Kyiv is trying to get his army not to surrender. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, attributed the attack to the fact that the Azov militants began to testify. The first videos of shocking confessions appeared online on the eve of the shelling.


Moskalkova announced the letter of the Red Cross to Kyiv about Russian sailors

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Tatyana Moskalkova

The International Committee of the Red Cross is preparing a letter to the Ukrainian authorities to resolve the fate of Russian sailors detained in the republic, Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova said on the air of “Russia 24” with reference to the head of the organization, Peter Maurer.

“I asked to visit these sailors and provide humanitarian assistance. I received a positive response. Mr. Maurer said that a special document is being prepared now, a letter to the Ukrainian side to resolve this issue, — clarified the commissioner for human rights.

She said that 77 sailors remain in Ukraine, who are “prevented from returning to their homeland.” The same number of sailors held in Moskalkova’s apparatus was named in early May.

The press service of the Commissioner explained that all of them were civilians and were part of the crews of eight ships.

Before that, Moskalkova had repeatedly reported on the release on Ukraine, Russian sailors held after the start of the Russian special operation. In April, the Russian military in the port of Mariupol released 14 sailors from the civilian ship Azov Concorde. In May, 11 crew members of the Avangard ship, which arrived in the Odessa region at the end of last year for repairs, returned to Russia. After the start of the military operation, the sailors were blocked by the security of the port of the city of Izmail and border guards.

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The Ministry of Defense called on the UN and the Red Cross to ensure the evacuation from Slovyansk

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces of Ukraine equipped in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk a single fortified area with an area of ​​​​over 170 square meters. km, keep 90 thousand people in cities and prevent them from leaving for Russia or other territories controlled by Ukraine


The Russian Ministry of Defense called on international organizations, including the UN, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the International Committee of the Red Cross and others, to ensure the evacuation of civilians from Kramatorsk and Slovyansk in the Donbass.

These cities are located under the control of the armed forces of Ukraine. According to the Russian Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters, the Armed Forces of Ukraine equipped a single fortified area there with an area of ​​over 170 square meters. km and created stocks of weapons, ammunition, fuels and lubricants, food and medicine, placed heavy weapons and equipment, and equipped firing points in houses.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources. keep local residents in basements, and on the walls of buildings they put the inscriptions “Attention! Children!”, “There are children here! Don't shoot!».

The headquarters say that the “nationalists” blocked more than 90 thousand people in residential areas and on the territories of more than ten enterprises of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk and do not allow them to evacuate either towards Russia or to other territories controlled by Ukraine.

In early April, the head of the Slavic military administration, Vadim Lyakh asked the residents of the city to temporarily leave it, noting that the evacuation trains operate free of charge, and the residents who left will be able to receive additional payments at the place of temporary residence, in special cases— free housing, as well as find a job.

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In mid-April, the Russian ministry claimed that territorial defense fighters in Slovyansk were conducting “punitive raids to check local residents for the presence of they have any signs of pro-Russian views.

The UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross are involved in the evacuation from Mariupol, including from the territory of the Azovstal plant. Organizations reported on hundreds of people evacuated from the city, who were brought to Zaporozhye or to the village of Bezymennoye in the DPR.

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The President of the Red Cross asked to open an office in Rostov-on-Don

Talks were held in Moscow between the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The organization wants to strengthen the structure in Russia in order to work better in Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent a request to open an office in Rostov-on-Don to improve the work of the organization in eastern Ukraine , said ICRC President Peter Maurer at a press conference after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“I would like to enlist your support in strengthening the logistics structure in Russia in order to improve our work in the Donbass and other parts of Ukraine that are under the control of the Russian military. To do this, we sent a request to open an appropriate office in Rostov-on-Don,— said Maurer (TASS quote).

The ICRC President noted that the organization will continue to help the people of Ukraine and Donbass and will work with colleagues on the ground. “We are ready to provide more assistance and meet their humanitarian needs, whatever they may be,” he promised. In addition, Maurer also noted the need to form a “team in Ukraine, which would be sent to the disputed zones.”

The ICRC president stressed that the organization would continue to remain neutral and put “people and their needs first”. “I am here protecting people and their needs. We must reconcile them within the framework of the dialogue of the belligerents,— Maurer pointed out. He stressed that the Red Cross would “provide humanitarian assistance in a neutral manner” in order to thereby help increase confidence between the parties.

Lavrov said that following the talks, the Red Cross would prepare additional considerations that Russia would be willing to consider. The minister promised that Moscow would regularly share with the ICRC “its vision of the situation”; to solve humanitarian problems.

The ICRC has been providing assistance to the population since the beginning of the military special operation in Ukraine. On March 2, the Red Cross, the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Foreign Ministry already discussed cooperation “in the Ukrainian direction.” The ICRC reported that people in the conflict zone are experiencing severe water shortages and communication problems. In addition, the committee expressed its readiness to act as a neutral intermediary, including on the issue of the exchange of prisoners and the transfer of the bodies of the dead.