Date of the event



the city of Kharkiv

As a result of the shelling, the cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kharkiv suffered damage. The icons were harmed and the stained glass windows broke

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: (ix) Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not military objectives; (ii) Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives;