Date of the event



the city of Chernihiv

According to the investigation, on March 16, 2022, at 10 o’clock in the morning, servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces fired at people standing in line for bread near the grocery store. It happened in one of the residential districts of Chernihiv. According to preliminary data, 10 civilians were killed.

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;