Date of the event



the city of Kyiv

On 26.02 alarm sirens sounded in Kiev to warn against air attacks. One of the missiles hit a multi-story apartment building. According to the recordings and photos published on social media, the missile hit the upper floors. According to preliminary information, there were no civilian casualties.

Legal qualification

in accordance with Art. 8 sec. 2(b)(i) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, adopted on 17 July 1998 at Rome; With regard to war crimes, the above incident is a war crime that can be classified as other serious violations of the laws and customs of international law applicable to armed conflicts of an international character, namely (i) Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; (ii) Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives;