Date of the event



The city of Irpin

On March 6, Anatoly Berezhny, who assisted in the evacuation of civilians, was killed. During the journey, he was hit by a mortar shell, which resulted in his death as well as several people nearby. Anatoly was 26 years old and he was part of a volunteer group that evacuated over 400 people in two days.

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;