Germany investigates Russian war crimes in Hostomel, where German citizen was injured
The German Federal Prosecutor's Office is investigating a crime committed by Russia in Hostomel, Kyiv region, namely the shooting of civilians, where a German citizen was injured
This is reported by Tagesschau.
A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said that the agency is investigating the incident in Hostomel, which occurred in the first month of the full-scale war. The prosecutor's office launched the investigation in mid-July.
It is a case of Russian soldiers opening fire on civilians and injuring them. Among the victims was a man with German citizenship.
"There is an initial suspicion of war crimes. We are in close contact with Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to clarify the circumstances," the spokesperson commented.
The German Federal Prosecutor's Office has previously initiated so-called structural investigations into war crimes in Ukraine committed during March 2022, with the aim of collecting as much evidence as possible without focusing on specific suspects.
A year ago, the Kyiv Prosecutor's Office investigated more than 460 crimes against civilians in Hostomel.