Mission report on investigation of deadly incident in south-east Ukraine

890176On 13 January 2015, a Grad rocket attack was carried out in the area of a Ukrainian army checkpoint located just north of the city of Volnovakha in south-east Ukraine. A public bus on route from Zlatoustovka to Donetsk came under fire, as a result of which 10  passengers were killed and two died later in hospital. A total of 18 people were injured in the attack.

A field mission set up by International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in the framework of the Civic Solidarity Platform, a network of over 60 NGOs in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America, conducted an investigation of this deadly incident. In accordance with the mission tasks, its members interviewed witnesses and victims and examined the scene of the incident and available evidence. The findings of the mission are presented in this report.

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