Russian commander announced suspicion in absentia
The occupier personally gave orders for the forceful seizure of the nuclear power plant, and with the use of weapons, and he himself directly took part.
The Office of the Prosecutor General notified the commander of the military unit of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation in absentia of suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war. About it reported on the website of the Office of the Attorney General on May 18.
According to the investigation, the suspect, commanding one of the two battalion-tactical groups of the armed forces and the National Guard of the Russian Federation, ordered an attack and a forcible seizure with the use of weapons of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in the city of Energodar. He also directly took part in the seizure, knowing that a nuclear power plant, in accordance with the requirements of international humanitarian law, is an object containing dangerous forces.
“Such actions pose a direct threat to the life and health of the civilian population, contrary to the provisions of Article 56 of the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, which expressly prohibits attacks on nuclear power plants in conditions of armed conflict,” the report says.
As a result of this attack, two people were killed and the facilities of the nuclear power plant were damaged.
The pre-trial investigation is carried out by investigators of the Main Investigation Department of the SBU with prompt escort by employees of the Main Directorate “I” of the Department for the Protection of National Statehood of the SBU.
Recall that earlier they announced the suspicion of the Russian general for the seizure of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. According to the investigation, in early March, he ordered the forcible seizure of the infrastructure of the city of Energodar and the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Earlier it was reported that two Russian cruise missiles flew at low altitude over the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in the direction of Zaporozhye. Later, under the control of the occupiers, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was transferred to a minimum power level. She worked only for her own needs due to damage to the high-voltage line.