Mission report on Mariupol shelling in Ukraine

8827235On 24 January 2015, the Vostochniy residential district of the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, as well as surrounding territories were shelled. Around 100 rocket missiles were fired. Many of them struck private and public buildings, shops, drug stores, market places, banks, schools and kindergartens. As a result of the shelling, 31 civilians, including 2 children were killed and more than 100 civilians were injured. Local authorities recorded more than 650 complaints concerning the destruction of private property as a result of the attack.

These events were investigated by a team from a field mission set up by International Partnership for Human Rights in the framework of the Civic Solidarity Platform to document alleged war crimes perpetrated in the context of the current conflict in Ukraine. The team 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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See also: Mission report on incident on 13 January 2015