Volgograd prosecutor’s office demands to recognize the actions of the Nazi troops in the region as genocide

Prosecutor’s Office of the Volgograd Region went to court with a statement on the recognition of Nazi crimes during the Great Patriotic War as genocide. According to the agency, more than 130,000 people died in the region during the period of occupation, and material damage exceeded 17 trillion rubles.

The application was submitted on behalf of the Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov in connection with the 80th anniversary of the Victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, which became a turning point in the course of the war. The prosecutor’s office demands that the actions of the Nazi invaders and their accomplices in the occupied territory of the Stalingrad region from July 1942 to February 1943 be recognized as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The prosecutor’s office of the Volgograd region claims that the invaders committed massacres against the civilian population, organized forcible export into slavery, confiscated food and property, introduced labor service to work in favor of Germany and the Wehrmacht. All this led to famine, epidemics and mass death of people.

“In order to collect the evidence base, the prosecutor’s office of the region ensured interaction with law enforcement agencies and authorities, archival, scientific and educational institutions, and search teams. The archival materials containing information about the facts of the atrocities of the Nazi invaders and their accomplices during the occupation and hostilities in the Stalingrad region in 1942-1943, as well as the materials of the criminal case on the fact of the genocide of Soviet citizens in various regions of the USSR, were studied, historians and others were interviewed. specialists who have the necessary information, ”the release of the supervisory authority says.

The statement was sent to the Volgograd Regional Court to protect the national interests of Russia, the rights and interests of the relatives of the victims, as well as to bring information to the world community about the victims of the occupation and punishers, to restore historical justice.

About how the Voronezh court began the trial of the genocide of the inhabitants of the region in 1942-1943, see the publication “Kommersant” “The Prosecutor’s Office was carried away by history.”

Nikita Markelov, Saratov


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