The Safety Service of Ukraine established the chronology of crimes dedicated by the Russian Federation in opposition to the civilian inhabitants at key life help amenities within the Kherson Area: the Kakhovskaya HPP and the North Crimean Canal.
Two servicemen of the Russian Federation who gave legal orders have been recognized.
These are the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation for logistics, Main Common Mikhail Yasnikov, and the commander of the eleventh separate engineering brigade, Colonel Dmitry Markov. They straight commanded the seizure of the Kakhovskaya HPP and the blowing up of the North Crimean Canal.
Their actions negatively affected the water provide of the area, the functioning of the irrigation system of the Kherson area, induced vital harm to the surroundings and substantial materials losses to Ukraine.
Based on the SBU supplies, the attackers are suspected of violating the legal guidelines and customs of conflict.
In the middle of investigative and operational actions, it was established that on February 24, the navy of the Russian Federation of the Russian Federation utilizing heavy weapons:
- seized the executive buildings and amenities of the Kakhovskaya HPP and took the personnel hostage;
- made it unimaginable for the hydroelectric energy station to operate usually;
- destroyed the highway bridge, depriving the thing of significant logistics;
- carried out a sequence of detonations of the constructions of the North Crimean Canal to produce Dnieper water to the quickly occupied Crimea.
The SBU investigators discovered that Main Common Yasnikov ordered the unlawful seizure of each essential infrastructure amenities. And Colonel Markov was answerable for the detonations.
Presently, the pre-trial investigation within the legal proceedings initiated underneath two articles of the Felony Code of Ukraine has been accomplished:
- Half 1 of Artwork. 438 (violation of the legal guidelines and customs of conflict);
- Half 2 of Artwork. 28 (dedication of a legal offense by a gaggle of individuals primarily based on a previous conspiracy).
The indictment was despatched to the Zhovtnevy District Court docket of Kryvyi Rih.
Measures to reveal a conflict crime dedicated by the Russian navy have been carried out by staff of the SBU Workplace within the Kherson area underneath the procedural steering of the Kherson regional prosecutor’s workplace.