The russian occupiers used indiscriminate weapons, which led to total destruction and the death of civilians
April 27, 2022.
During the storming of the residential quarters of Mariupol and Rubizhne, the enemy used UR-07M "Peresortirovka" remote demining systems based on the BMP-3 chassis. It also houses a launcher with an extended demining charge UZP-06 and UZP-06D.
This allows the occupiers to break through the corridor in the minefield at a distance of 340 meters to 1 kilometer, and its width can reach several tens of meters. Demining is carried out by the occurrence of a shock wave from a projectile explosion, which affects the detonator of a mine.
In addition, UR-07 M can be used to destroy manpower. At simultaneous start and detonation of several charges there is an effect of volume explosion which is capable to clear any ruins, destroying at the same time the living force protecting them.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have such installations. All responsibility for the consequences of the russian occupiers' use of the UR-07 "Peresortivka" remote demining facility during the storming of Rubezhnoye and Mariupol lies directly with the military-political leadership of the occupying country, as international humanitarian law prohibits the use of weapons that cause excessive damage or indiscriminate action.
The occupiers' actions violate the Convention on the Prohibition or Restriction of the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be excessively harmful or indiscriminate.
I appeal to the UN Commission for Investigation Human Rights Violations during the Russian Military Invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine.
I call on international partners to provide weapons to fight the aggressor country of Russia!