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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: “in the interests of conducting an objective investigation” of the attack on Yelenovka, Russia invited experts from the UN and the Red Cross

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Russia “officially invited” experts from the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) “in the interests of conducting an objective investigation” of what happened in Yelenovka, where dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war died on July 29. This was stated by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The report does not specify exactly where the experts from international organizations have been invited and will have access.

Later, the Zvezda TV channel declaredthat Russia “handed over to the UN information about the fault of Kyiv” in the attack on Yelenovka, and called on the secretary general of the organization, António Guterres, to give the incident an “immediate assessment.”

On July 29, 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed in the colony in Yelenovka and more than 70 were injured. Russia claims that Ukraine launched a missile attack on the colony. Kyiv denies these accusations and claims that the Russian side staged an explosion in the premises.

After the incident, the Ukrainian authorities declaredthat the UN and the ICRC were “guarantors of life and health” for the Ukrainian prisoners who left the Azovstal plant in Mariupol in May and demanded that the organizations respond to the incident.

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