Donetsk, Apr 24 - DAN. The Fair Defence social organisation, formerly known as the Public Commission for Recording Ukrainian Authorities’ War Crimes in Donbass will hand over materials on the victims of the Donetsk Water Treatment Plant (DFS) shelling to the International Criminal Court, Fair Defence representative Ivan Kopyl said at a press briefing at the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.
“We talked to people who were hurt in the DFS area shelling and are now preparing materials, based on their testimonies and medical certificates, for international organisations, including the International Criminal Court,” Kopyl said.
On April 17, Ukrainian army units fired on a bus carrying 29 DFS workers, wounding four men and one woman.
Fair Defence also plans to forward materials on residents of Dokuchayevsk and Gorlovka’s Zaitsevo neighbourhood who have been hurt in shelling by Ukrainian forces over the past two weeks.
The Fair Defence social organisation was set up in February 2018. It is a successor to the Public Commission for Recording War Crimes which had operated in the Donetsk People’s Republic since September 2015. Fair Defence is focused on gathering evidence and investigating Kiev’s war crimes. It includes lawyers, journalist, experts in different fields and representatives of social organisations.*jk