On February 7, 2023, within the framework of the Pravo-Justice project, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise received from the Ministries of Justice of Ukraine and with the assistance of Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine for Executive Service Andrii Haichenko, a laser 3D scanner Leica RTC 360, which will significantly contribute to the work of forensic experts in the investigation and Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine.
The RTC360 laser 3D scanner automatically captures movements between shooting points to pre-record scanned data right on the spot. This type of scanner can capture millions of parameters from the surveyed area with extreme accuracy in a minute, and the data obtained will help calculate the place and distance from which civilian objects were fired.
Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise received a 3D laser scanner for forensic examinations and for the introduction of the latest methods and means of fast, safe and high-quality fixation of war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine.
“With the help of such 3D scanners, the time for documenting war crimes is significantly reduced, in addition, the safety of our experts is ensured. After all, such equipment allows you to work remotely, that is, the expert should not enter a potentially mined room or building. In addition to mine and explosive hazards, there are also household hazards associated with the collapse of buildings and bridges, which is very dangerous,” said Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine for Executive Service Andrii Haichenko.
In turn, the Director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise Oleksandr Ruvin noted that “the equipment is very relevant, given the current situation in the state and the legislative acts that are adopted to compensate for losses for Ukrainians. With the help of 3D scanners, it is possible to establish causal relationships – what became the basis of the destruction and exactly where it “flew” so that the courts have evidence that it was the enemy who did it”.
Today, the use of 3D scanners allows you to effectively, efficiently and promptly ensure proper recording of crimes, which greatly contributes to the effective investigation of war crimes, since accurate and fast forensic examination means a high-quality investigation, and cases, accordingly, will get to court faster.