“This was done with one goal: to avoid a retrial in Nuremberg where the captured Nazis, the people of Azov, would testify,” lawmakers wrote on Telegram.
Along these lines, he argued that the bombing of the preventive prison where the captured militants of the Azov Nationalist Battalion were being held was carried out to avoid a trial against them, “their testimony would lead to demands to bring several heads of the NATO state in court,” he said.
Volodin said he was convinced that “Washington and Kyiv are withdrawing witnesses to their crimes against humanity so that the citizens of European nations and the United States will not turn their backs on them and the arms and ammunition shipments will continue,” he said.
In his opinion, the prisoners’ public confessions about their heinous crimes would inevitably lead to calls to prosecute the leaders of several Atlantic Alliance countries.
For his part, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed on Saturday that the attack was aimed at the isolation room where Ukrainian prisoners of war, including Azov militants, were being held.
He also specified that the use of the Himar high-mobility artillery rocket system of American origin was demonstrated in addition to the MLRS multiple launch rocket systems.
Konashenkov explained that according to the latest data from the military-civilian administration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, 193 prisoners were in prison, of whom 50 died and 73 were seriously injured.
The military chief explained that the attack on the pre-trial detention center came after the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case into the strike of imprisoned Ukrainian nationalists in Elenovka.