DONETSK, March 6./TASS/. Ukrainian nationalists opened fire on a convoy of civilians trying to leave Mariupol via a humanitarian corridor, killing two and wounding four people, Deputy Head of the DPR People’s Militia Eduard Basurin said on Sunday.
"Today, Ukrainian gunmen from the nationalist Azov battalion opened fire on a convoy of civilians during their attempt to leave the city of Mariupol via the humanitarian corridor of M23 highway towards Novoazovsk. According to early reports, two civilians were killed and four wounded," Basurin said.
As of now, military from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Russian Armed Forces have managed to ensure the save evacuation towards Novoazovsk for about 150 people, he added.
"This flagrant incident once again proves that the Ukrainian army purposefully violates provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. The committed war crimes don’t have the statute of limitations," Basurin stressed. "We remind all war criminals of Ukraine that we are recording all these facts and in the light of the latest developments the trial of you inevitable," he said.