Incidents
Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Ukrainian Armed Force use weapons of mass destruction against Donbas civilians

Russia's Investigative Committee obtained evidence to prove the use of tactical missile complexes Tochka-U by Ukrainian Armed Forces against the civilian population of Donbass, representative of the department, Svetlana Petrenko said.

"We have received and documented irrefutable evidence of the use of weapons of mass destruction by the Armed Forces of Ukraine - tactical missile complexes Tochka-U were used against civilians in the armed conflict," she said.

The use of Tochka-U systems was reported in several settlements of the People's Republic of Luhansk.

According to representatives of the Russian Investigative Committee, the use of weapons of high killing power that leaves civilians no chance for salvation is a violation of international norms.

Deputy commander of the operational command of the People's Republic of Donetsk, Eduard Basurin, said last week that Ukraine had delivered eight Tochka-U systems to the Donbas. According to him, Ukraine has been concentrating forces along the contact line of troops lately. "Two tactical missile complex Tochka-U have been delivered from Kramatorsk to Avdiivka. Six other systems have been delivered at the railway station of Novobakhmutovka," said Eduard Basurin.

Pravda.Ru requested an expert opinion from Vladimir Evseev, Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Countries.

"Is Tochka-U system a weapon of mass destruction?"

"Tochka-U is a tactical missile system that can technically use weapons of mass destruction, that is  nuclear weapons, but the system does not use such weapons in practice. In this case, we are talking about the use of the front section that weighs about 450 kilos. This does not apply to the category of weapons of mass destruction, but the destructive effect from the use of such systems is, of course, considerable. It may lead to larger civilian losses, but this is not a weapons of mass destruction."

"Do you think that Ukraine will be called into criminal account for using those systems?"

"The problem is that the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, unfortunately, have no subjectivity. If they were subjects of international law, then they could submit relevant documents to the UN Security Council. Yet, the two territories have no subjectivity. They can turn to the International Court of Human Rights - individual citizens could supply, with Russian help. Yet, an official address from one entity to another entity is impossible."

Pravda.Ru

Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

Putin informed about arrest of US investor Michael Calvey
Comments
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Great GOP Tax Cut Heist a Year Later
Smartphones and social networks not allowed in the Russian Army
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Trump Reportedly to Declare a National Emergency for Border Wall Funding
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
UK wants Sergei Skripal dead
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
International Opposition to Attempted Trump Regime Coup in Venezuela
Homosexuality and the Decline in American Values
Russia's S-400 missiles lost in storm during transportation to China
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech