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Germany is investigating the crime of the Russian military in Gostomel

Sep 27, 2023

The Federal Prosecutor's Office of Germany is investigating a war crime committed by the Russian military in Gostomel, Kyiv region, where a German citizen was injured.

Source: Tagesschau.

Details: At the request of the DPA agency, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office confirmed that the department is indeed investigating the incident in Gostomel, which occurred in the first month of the full-scale war. The prosecutor's office launched the investigation in mid-July.


It is a case of Russian soldiers opening fire on civilians, causing them to be injured. Among the victims is a person with German citizenship.

There is an initial suspicion of war crimes. We are in close contact with Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to clarify the circumstances," the spokesperson commented.

The German Federal Public Prosecutor's Office had previously initiated so-called structural investigations into war crimes in Ukraine committed during March 2022, with the aim of collecting as much evidence as possible without focusing on specific suspects.

Author - Olena Madiak, 27/09/2023

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