Ukraine submits proof of Russian involvement in the shelling of Mariupol to International Court of Justice in Hague

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has handed over proof of the involvement of Russian military personnel in artillery shelling of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast on January 24, 2015 to the International Court of Justice in The Hague,as stated at a briefing by SBU Chairman Vasyl Hrytsak.

"As of today, these materials have been transferred to the UN International Court and sent to 184 Ukrainian institutions abroad," he said.

In addition, evidence about the participation of the Russian army in shelling the city of Kramatorsk is currently being gathered, added Hrytsak.

"I think that it will take a little time, as we will provide evidence," he assured.

The Bellingcat international research group earlier established that the artillery strike in Mariupol had been carried out from an area controlled by the Russian Federation. Deployed Russian military personnel managed and supervised the shelling.

The group managed to identify nine Russian officers, including a general, two colonels, and three lieutenant colonels, who took direct part in the operation.

On January 24, 2015, militants fired from the Gradov residential block of Mariupol, resulting in the deaths of 30 people. 119 others were injured.

  International Court of Justice, Mariupol, Donbas, War in Ukraine