Human Rights Watch reconstructed a Russian war crime that left 44 dead in Izium in March 2022

The international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday presented a detailed reconstruction work what includes testimonials, photos, videos and three-dimensional material of a Russian attack on a building from the Ukrainian city of izium (this) that claimed the life of 44 people in March 2022.

“Several generations of families were buried in the basement in a single attack,” said the HRW investigator. Richard Weir in a statement, adding that the organization “has not found evidence that justifies treating the building as a military objective”which would make the attack a war crime.

One of the testimonies collected is that of the electrician Mykhailo Yatsentiuk, in his 60s, who lived in the building and lost his wife and six other family members between the ages of 3 and 96 in the Russian attack. Yatseniuk survived because he had left the cellar where his family had taken refuge to make tea for his granddaughter.

The building in question had five floors and was located in the central district of Izium, which was under Ukrainian control at the time of the attack, which was perpetrated with munitions dropped from the air by a Russian aircraft.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) presented a detailed reconstruction work that includes testimonies, photos, videos and 3D footage of a Russian attack on a building in the Ukrainian city of Izium that claimed the lives of 44 people in March 2022.

“The ammunition hit the center of the building, which caused five floors of the central part to collapse on the basement,” read the statement presenting the investigation. “The rubble buried many people in the basement,” added the HRW text.

using a 3D model of the buildingthe NGO has concluded that the attack made a hole of at least fifteen meters on the site where the building was.

Although he has not been able to establish the type of ammunition used, the damage it caused suggests that it is ato FAB-500 pump delayed detonation, which explodes after hitting the target and causes “catastrophic damage”.

“It could have penetrated through several floors of the building before the detonation,” explains HRW about the reason for the levels of destruction caused.

HRW documents a Russian attack that killed 44 civilians in eastern Ukraine
The building in question had five floors and was located in the central district of Izium, which was under Ukrainian control at the time of the attack, which was carried out with munitions dropped from the air by a Russian plane.

HRW demands that what happened be clarified and that those responsible pay for their actions. “Survivors and families of victims deserve answers and justice,” said Weir, the NGO researcher.

“The devastation and pain will never go away, but having them answer for it can help ensure that these types of acts are not tolerated,” he added.

(With information from EFE)

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