President of Ukraine

President: In January 2015, Russian regular troops carried out shelling of Mariupol

8 May 2018 - 12:15

President: In January 2015, Russian regular troops carried out shelling of Mariupol

President Petro Poroshenko says that the Security Service of Ukraine proved that Russian regular soldiers from the regular missile division of the armed forces of the Russian Federation had taken part in shelling of Mariupol on January 2015. And the operation was directly headed by the chief of the missile troops and artillery of the South Military District from the territory of Russia.

“Yesterday, the Security Service of Ukraine informed that the investigators had proved that the shelling of Mariupol in January 2015 had been carried out by the Russian regular soldiers from the regular missile division of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. And the operation was directly headed by the chief of the missile troops and artillery of the South Military District from the territory of Russia,” the President noted.

“I want to emphasize that the results of the investigation of the Security Service matched those of the Bellingcat international group of investigation. The group published photos of the Russian military criminals who were killing the inhabitants of the Ukrainian Mariupol in cold blood,” the Head of State stressed.

The President reminded that he had immediately departed to Mariupol and met with local residents, with the affected families. "On that day, Russians killed 31 Ukrainians, 117 Ukrainians were wounded," he said.

“This is how those savages defend Russians in Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

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