Russia invited the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross to investigate the attack on the pre-trial detention center in the village of Yelenovka near Donetsk. About it in my Telegram channel informs Ministry of Defense of Russia.
The department stressed that the experts “are invited in the interests of conducting an objective investigation.” On July 30, the International Committee of the Red Cross wrote on Twitter that their request for access to Ukrainian prisoners of war from the colony had not been granted. On the same day, the UN expressed readiness to send a group of experts to the Donbass to investigate the attack on the colony in Yelenovka.
The missile attack on the building where the prisoners were kept was inflicted on the night of 29 July. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the detention center was fired upon by the Ukrainian army with the help of the Himars MLRS. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in turn, said that the blow to the pre-trial detention center was struck by the Russian side.
According to Oleksiy Arestovich, Advisor to the Office of the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the building of the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka was not fired upon, and the explosion occurred inside the building. The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine claims that the Wagner PMC allegedly blew up the colony without the consent of the Ministry of Defense in order to hide large-scale theft of funds allocated for the maintenance of prisoners of war.
The Russian Defense Ministry also published a list of Ukrainian prisoners of war who died during the strike on the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka. According to them, the death of 50 people was confirmed. Another 73 prisoners were seriously injured. Judging by the lists of the dead, which were published by the Ministry of Defense, among the killed prisoners of war there were many fighters of the Azov regiment *.
*recognized as extremist in Russia