On Thursday, the United Nations announced the dissolution of its fact-finding mission into the Ukrainian Olenivka prison attack, citing “no access to the site.”
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said, in a press conference, that the latter “has decided to dissolve the UN fact-finding mission to uncover the circumstances of the July 29, 2022 incident in the city of Olynivka in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk.”
Dujarric added, “The United Nations took this step due to the absence of the conditions required for the deployment of the mission to the site.”
The establishment of the UN fact-finding mission was announced on August 3, based on requests from Ukraine and Russia.
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On July 29, more than 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed as a result of a powerful explosion in a detention center in the city of Olynivka, where prisoners who left the steel mills in “Azovstal” in Mariupol are under the guarantee of international organizations to be exchanged later, according to the Ukrainian “Ukrainform” agency.
The agency indicated that the Russian side explained at the time that the explosion killed about 50 Ukrainian soldiers, and seriously wounded more than 70 others.