MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The Russian Investigative Committee has set up a crisis center to record the Ukrainian regime’s crimes against Donbass civilians, the committee said in a statement, citing Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin.
"Alexander Bastrykin has announced that the central office of the Russian Investigative Committee set up a crisis center to coordinate activities aimed at recording the Ukrainian regime’s crimes against civilians in the LPR and DPR (Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics - TASS). It has been tasked with collecting and recording evidence of genocide and other crimes against peace and security of mankind committed by the military and political leadership of Ukraine, members of nationalist battalions and other people, and bringing perpetrators to justice," the statement reads.
According to the Investigative Committee, Bastrykin has handed down instructions to form interagency investigative teams under the committee’s regional branches to promptly respond to incidents related to developments in Ukraine, prevent extremist and terrorist activities, unauthorized protests, provocations, and other actions aimed at destabilizing the situation in Russia.