Date of the event




At 3.30 am, the school and community center in Merefa were destroyed as a result of Russian shelling, as well as the surrounding houses. There were no casualties among local population.

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;