Russian Delegation Urges OSCE to Investigate Crimes Against Citizens in Ukraine

© RIA Novosti . Sergei Piatakov / Go to the photo bankSenior Russian parliamentarian Alexei Pushkov at the OSCE session in Geneva called for the investigation of crimes against civilians in Ukraine.
Senior Russian parliamentarian Alexei Pushkov at the OSCE session in Geneva called for the investigation of crimes against civilians in Ukraine. - Sputnik International
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The Russian delegation at the OSCE session in Geneva has called for the investigation of crimes against civilians in Ukraine, Alexei Pushkov, a senior Russian parliamentarian, said Sunday.

MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian delegation at the OSCE session in Geneva has called for the investigation of crimes against civilians in Ukraine, Alexei Pushkov, a senior Russian parliamentarian, said Sunday.

"There is no such thing as a nameless crime. At the OSCE session in Geneva, we called for an investigation of egregious crimes against civilians in Ukraine," Pushkov said on Twitter.

On Friday, Pushkov criticized the conclusions, made by the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE in Ukraine, saying that the experts had practically said that Ukrainian citizens "are dying for no particular reason."

On September 23, several mass graves filled with bodies of massacred civilians and independence supporters, killed execution-style, were unearthed 35 kilometers northeast of Donetsk, in the village of Nyzhnia Krynka.

Independence supporters of southeastern Ukraine believe that the civilians were murdered by the National Guard fighters, who had stayed in the area since April, when Kiev launched its military operation in the region.

Ukrainian authorities later denied this accusation, saying that not a single National Guard fighter was present in the area during that period, adding, however, that some other Ukrainian units were deployed there at the time.

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