Date of the event



the city of Kherson

During the demonstration of support for Ukraine in Kherson, which lasted from 21 to 23 March, at least two civilians were injured as a result of the use of force by Russian troops. According to reports, the Russians used stun grenades, tear gas and fired shots into the air.

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;