Lubinets also offered to visit the wounded defenders of Ukraine, who are in enemy captivity, together with Moskalkova, and begin the procedure for humanitarian agreements.
The Russian Federation is considering a request for a joint visit to the site of the terrorist attack in Yelenevka by the commissioners for human rights of Ukraine and Russia.
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Lubinets announced this during the All-Ukrainian telethon.
According to the commissioner, he sent a request to the Russian Federation about his readiness to visit Yelenovka together with the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova and international experts.
“We are waiting for a reaction. We can say that we received a signal that they received my request, they are considering it. I do not expect this to happen in the coming days …”, the Ombudsman said.
Lubinets added that he also proposed, together with Moskalkova, to visit the wounded defenders of Ukraine, who are in enemy captivity, and begin the procedure for humanitarian agreements.
He clarified that the occupiers have not yet provided access to the site of the terrorist attack to representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Terrorist attack in Yelenovka: what is known
As UNIAN reported earlier, on the night of July 29, an explosion thundered on the territory of the former penal colony in the town of Yelenovka in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. As a result, the building was destroyed, which contained Ukrainian prisoners of war, withdrawn from the Azovstal plant.
Immediately after the explosion, Russia accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling the penal colony. According to the Russian side, more than 50 Ukrainian defenders died, the number of wounded is unknown. Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said that the explosion in Yelenovka was a Russian terrorist attack with the aim of concealing war crimes, discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, disrupting the supply of weapons. They demand that the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross immediately respond to the terrorist attack and send an inspection mission to the territory of the colony.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, The attack was carried out by mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” on the personal instructions of the nominal owner of the said PMC – Yevgeny Prigozhin.
In connection with the terrorist attack in Yelenevka, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted the need for a clear legal recognition of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.