08:39 23 Aug 2022

UN creates commission to investigate Olenivka prison massacre

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The United Nations has created a commission that is ready to investigate the attack on the Ukrainian POW prison in Olenivka

CNN reports, citing the UN Secretary General's spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

However, as he noted, they cannot start the investigation yet.

The UN believes that the commission will not yet be able to investigate the scene because the situation around the colony in Olenivka remains dangerous for a visit without appropriate guarantees from Ukraine and russia.

According to Dujarric, that commission included a retired Brazilian police lieutenant general, an Icelandic diplomat, and a Nigerien police officer.


The russian media reported on the shelling of the colony in Olenivka, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept. Propagandists claimed that there was at least 53 dead.

The General Staff of Ukraine denied russia's accusations that the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out the attack.

According to the General Staff, the russians tried to hide the torture and murder of prisoners.

Intelligence agencies believe that the killing of Ukrainian prisoners in Olenivka, Donetsk region, was organized by the mercenaries of the Wagner group on the personal instructions of Evgeniy Prigozhin, without coordinating it with the leadership of russian defense ministry.

The Security Service of Ukraine intercepted telephone conversations in which the invaders confirmed that ussian troops were responsible for the explosion in the occupied Olenivka colony, which killed at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners.

Azov regiment units announced a hunt for all those involved in the mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka on July 29.

The Prosecutor General's Office has launched an investigation into the shelling by russian troops of a colony in the occupied Olenivka in Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners, including Azov fighters, were held.

As Rubryka reported, the Red Cross informed that the russian side did not give the Organization's representatives access to the colony in the occupied Olenivka, where approximately 40 Ukrainian soldiers died, and 130 were wounded.

Meanwhile, new satellite images of the colony before and after the killing of the Ukrainian military have been released, showing that the building was blown up from the inside.

On July 30, Human Rights Commissioner Lubinets stated that the Ukrainian side had begun the procedure to return the bodies of those killed in the Olenivka Colony.

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