LPR Prosecutor General's Office has launched 557 criminal proceedings this year against members of Ukrainian armed forces and formations who committed war crimes, the spokeswoman of the Prosecution Inna Semyonova said.
"Since the beginning of 2022, investigators of the Department for Investigation of Crimes Related to Usage of Prohibited Means and Methods of Warfare of the Directorate for Supervision of Compliance with Laws in the Military Sphere, have launched 557 criminal cases," she said.
Over the past week, 42 such cases have been opened against members of Ukraine's armed formations charged with wrongdoing.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Earlier, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance to the region. As of now, some 95 percent of the LPR territory has been liberated. *t