Date of the event



Mariupol, Donetsk region

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg there is a reliable information that civilians came under fire during the evacuation along the agreed humanitarian corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhia.

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;