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Russia and Ukraine accused each other of an attack on an attack on a prison with at least 40 dead and 75 injuries. The Russian Ministry of Defense in Moscow explained that the Ukrainian side of a Himars rocket launcher was used for the attack on the detention center with Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Donetsk region. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, on the other hand, accused the Russian army a "horrific war crime". © Handout Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of an attack on a prison in the Donetsk region controlled by pro-Russian separatists with at least 40 dead and 75. According to Russian information,
were imprisoned in the prison in Oleniwka in the region of Ukrainian prisoners of war controlled by pro-Russian separatists, including members of the ASOW regiment. Russian state television showed recordings of charred barracks. Sacrifice could not be seen.
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There were different information about the number of victims. The leader of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Denis Puschilin, spoke of 47 deaths. The defense units of the self -proclaimed "People's Republic" stated the number of fatalities at 53.
Ukraine assigned Russia to responsibility. The Russian army bombed the detention center, explained Kuleba. The Ukrainian military assured that they adhere to humanitarian international law. It "never fired civil infrastructure and will not do so, especially not places where prisoners of war are probably recorded," said the military.
separatist leader Puschilin said on Russian state television that at the time of the attack, inmates were found in the prison southwest of Donetsk. According to Moscow, among them were also fighters of the ASOW regiment, who had been in Russian prisoner of war for bitter battles for the ASOW steel mill in the port city of Mariupol.
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The ASOW regiment is a former right-wing extremist unit that has now been integrated into the Ukrainian National Guard. Russia sees the regiment as a neo -Nazi organization.
The Russian Ministry of Defense called the attack on the prison in Oleniwka a "scandalous provocation", which aims to scare the Ukrainian soldiers and to prevent them from surrender.
After the weeks of fighting in Mariupol, a total of around 2500 Ukrainian soldiers had been captured in Russian. They face processes for alleged war crimes. Mariupol had been largely destroyed by the Russian attacks. Thousands of civilians were killed. At the moment, the Russian army is trying to take Eastern Ukraine completely, including the Donetsk region.
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© Dmytro Smolyenko / Maxpppp / Photoshot / Maxppp L A Russia rejected its responsibility in the strikes on Friday, August 5, near a nuclear reactor from Zaporijjia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine By accusing in turn the regime of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky of "nuclear terrorism".