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I strongly condemn the actions of Ukrainian armed forces and believe that this incident must be classified as a war crime.

Direct targeting medical vehicle bearing distinctive signs of the Medical Service is a proof that Ukraine deliberately violates the norms of the International Humanitarian Law that guarantee the protection of injured during hostilities, strictly prohibit any infringement on life and security of person of the victims. It should not be forgotten that war crimes do not have a statute of limitations.

I call on the international community to take action on this blatant violation by Ukraine of the fundamental right of citizens of the Republic – the right to life. I have sent official letters to international organizations like the United Nations, OSCE and ICRC asking them to give a legal assessment of this case of shelling by Ukrainian forces against the medical vehicle.

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