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Man is on trial in Ukraine for making weapons to protect village from Russian invasion. Ombudsman reacts

28 June, 2024 Friday
19:51

In the Sumy region, a local resident is on trial for making weapons to defend his village at the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion

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The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets reacted to the case, saying that "the man was faithfully fulfilling his duty."

"According to Article 17 of the Constitution of Ukraine, 'Protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, ensuring its economic and information security, shall be the most important function of the State and a matter of concern for all the Ukrainian people.' The man was faithfully fulfilling his duty but ended up in the dock," Lubinets stated.

He pointed out that, according to journalists' reports, the man was making weapons for self-defense and the defense of his village from the Russian army.

"At that time, the whole of Ukraine was making Molotov cocktails, and now the man is on trial for trying to protect himself and his fellow villagers," the ombudsman added.

"I am taking this case under my personal control and will take all appropriate measures to protect human rights, because common sense and justice must prevail!" Lubinets assured.

  • In the afternoon of June 28, the Russian occupying army fired a ballistic missile at the Odesa region. The damage from the shelling is currently being assessed.

  • On the evening of June 27, Russian troops shelled the village of Zolota Balka in the Kherson region, killing a civilian woman.


 
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