MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military’s bombardments of Russian territory with the use of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and the use of banned Lepestok anti-personnel landmines against civilians are terrorism, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday.
"The ongoing shelling of Russian territory by the Ukrainian Armed Forces with multiple launch rocket systems and the use of outlawed Lepestok anti-personnel mines against the civilian population is a gross violation of international humanitarian law, and in fact, terrorism," she said.
"Thousands of those dangerous devices are being scattered with the use of cluster munitions on the streets of Russian cities in Donbass. More than 80 civilians, including four minors, have been injured with them in the DPR (the Donetsk People’s Republic - TASS) alone," the diplomat added.
Additionally, Zakharova pointed out that Moscow was outraged that numerous appeals filed by DPR leadership to the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning those facts remain unanswered. According to the diplomat, assisting Ukraine is an example of selective, politicized justice.
"The refusal of the Court prosecutor to meaningfully examine multiple testimonies to Kiev’s war crimes in Donbass, which have been submitted to its office by the DPR authorities, as well as by victims and human rights organizations, is, in general, another testament to this," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman concluded.