Ukrainian Azov shoots civilians during Mariupol evacuation, kills two
The Ukrainian troops blatantly breach the 1949 Geneva Convention related to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.
Fighters from the Ukrainian Nazi battalion Azov opened fire on civilians during their evacuation from Mariupol, resulting in the death of two people and the injury of four others, soldiers of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said on Sunday.
"Today, during an attempt to leave the city of Mariupol through a humanitarian corridor along the M23 highway toward Novoazovsk, a group of civilians came under fire of Ukrainian militants from the Azov nationalist battalion. According to a preliminary assessment, two civilians were killed and four others sustained injuries," the statement read.
As stressed by the DPR authority, the Ukrainian troops are breaching the 1949 Geneva Convention related to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War by carrying out such attacks as people try to escape contested areas.
DPR forces face fire from Nazi Battalions
On March 5, after entering the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, fighters from the Ukrainian Nazi battalions Azov and Aidar opened fire on DPR troops from schools, hospitals, maternity hospitals, and kindergartens, according to the Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov.
"Soldiers of the Donetsk People's Republic continue to tighten the ring of encirclement around Mariupol," the Spokesperson said.
"Fighters of the Azov and Aidar Nazi battalions are firing at the units of the People's Militia that have entered the city from reinforced positions in schools, hospitals, maternity hospitals, and kindergartens," Konashenkov added.
Over 2000 military sites in Ukraine have already been destroyed, according to the Spokesperson.
Ukrainian military targets Azov Battalion: Chechen leader
The Ukrainian armed forces fired a missile at the Ukrainian right-wing Azov Battalion headquarters of the city of Mariupol over the latter's refusal to follow orders, the head of Russia's Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Friday.
"Nazis from the Azov gang refused to obey the military command and coordinate actions with them. This led to the SSU [Security Service of Ukraine] performing a missile strike against the Banderite headquarters in Mariupol," Kadyrov wrote on Telegram.
The Ukrainian military used the Tochka U missile system, the Chechen leader reported.
"As a result, there are now 20 less good-for-nothing Bandera followers in the world," Kadyrov added.