Russian War Crimes in Ukraine: Update as of morning 23 May

For two months and twenty-nine days in a row, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people have been resisting new and new attacks by the Russian occupiers in various directions. Ukraine appreciates all the assistance provided by international partners.

The Russian occupiers are using methods that violate the rules of war. They attack civilian infrastructure, killing and injuring civilians, including children, and make actions that can have regional and international consequences. We have prepared an update of such actions of the occupiers as of the morning of May 23.

Donetsk Region

According to the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, on May 22 the Russian invaders shelled the civilian quarters of Lyman, Krasnopillia, Bakhmut, Klynove, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Dachne, Novomykhailivka, and Velyka Novosilka. At least 5 people were killed and 11 were injured.

Luhansk Region

The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai reported, that on May 22 the Russian troops damaged more than 70 residential buildings in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Novodruzhesk, Zolote, Nyrkove, Mykolaivka, Katerynivka, and Hirske. At least 1 civilian was killed and 1 was injured. Also, Serhiy Haidai informed, that in the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Hospital a child died who had suffered due to the Russian invaders’ attack in Pryvillia on May 7.

Kharkiv Region

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov reported, that on May 22 the Russian invaders with artillery fired at the northern districts of Kharkiv, Pavlove Pole, Tsyrkuny, Balakliia, and Pervomaiske. At least 7 civilians were injured.

Zaporizhzhia Region

According to the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, on May 22 the Russian occupiers shelled the civilian infrastructure of Huliaipole, Orikhiv, and Vasylivka. At least 3 houses were damaged. Also, due to the attacks of the Russian invaders, there in no gas supply in Vasylivka and no water supply in Huliaipole.

Kherson Region

The Kherson Regional Military Administration reported, that on May 22 the Russian invaders shelled the civilian quarters of Potiomkine and Osokorivka. At least 1 person was killed. Also, due to the actions of the Russian troops, there is no water, gas and electricity supply in Vysokopillia, Stanislav, Kalynivske, Novovorontsovka, Velyka Oleksandrivka Communities. The occupiers do not enable the repairing.

Mykolaiv Region

The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Council Hanna Zamazeeva reported, that on May 22 the Russian invaders shelled the residential quarters of Mykolaiv. At least 11 civilians were injured.

Sumy Region

The head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi reported, that in the night of May 22-23 the Russian invaders shelled the settlement Krasnopillia with artillery, aircraft and missiles. At least 11 residential buildings were damaged.

This digest was created by the Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism" with the support of ICSSA Ednannia within the Sectoral Support to Civil Society Initiative, implemented by ICSSA Ednannia in consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM). The content of the digest does not necessarily reflect the views of ICSSA Ednannia.

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