after the Olenivka prison bombing, the British ambassador denounced "a pattern of the worst kinds of human rights violations"

after the Olenivka prison bombing, the British ambassador denounced “a pattern of the worst kinds of human rights violations”

The British Ambassador to Ukraine has called for an ‘investigation’ into what happened in Olenivka

The President of Ukraine called on Friday evening a “deliberate war crime in Russia” the Friday bombing of a prison in Olenivka, Donetsk Oblast, occupied territory in eastern Ukraine.

Initially, Moscow implicated kyiv, the Russian investigative committee that accused Ukrainian forces of having “fired on the prison where the members of the Azov regime were held, using American projectiles of the Himars system” (multiple rocket launchers). The Azov regime distinguished itself in the defense of Mariupol, a strategic port in southeastern Ukraine. After weeks of siege and resistance at the Azovstal steel site, about 2,500 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to the Russian army in May.

Ukraine’s human rights official Dmytro Lubinets said on Saturday that he had asked the Red Cross, which oversees the withdrawal of defenders from Azovstal, for access to Olenivka. According to him, the ICRC does not “now” did not get permission from the Russians. He said on national television:

For now we can only analyze the video we have. First, this barracks was built separately – for us, this is a sign that this is a planned Russian military operation. According to the preliminary data, we think that the explosion happened inside the house.

According to him, this version is confirmed by the fact that “The nearby barracks were not destroyed, even the windows were not broken. Also, by a miracle, the Russian soldiers were not injured”, he continued. The British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons wrote in a tweet:

It appears to be part of an increasingly disturbing pattern of the worst kinds of human rights violations, and possibly war crimes, being committed with impunity in occupied eastern Ukraine.

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