The Investigative Committee of Russia opened criminal cases on the facts of ill-treatment of civilians, as well as the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare in relation to the military personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine in an armed conflict, the press service of the RF Investigative Committee reported.< /p>
The defendants in the criminal cases were servicemen of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Evgeny Kurash, Sergey Postupalsky, Roman Mamavko, Nikolay Yanchy; 25th separate airborne brigade – Andrey Kachanov, Roman Zabrodsky, Andrey Tkachuk, Dmitry Chernichenko, Emil Ishkulov, Vladimir Kapitula; 30th separate mechanized brigade – Alexander Zinevich, Nikolai Perestupnyak; 54th separate mechanized brigade – Alexey Maistrenko; 56th separate motorized infantry brigade – Sergey Sirchenko, Dmitry Gerasimenko, Vyacheslav Bugaychuk, Alexander Bondarenko, Miroslav Verkhovoy, Artem Puchkov, Gennady Boyko. Cases have also been initiated against other Ukrainian military personnel.
The investigation established that these servicemen gave and carried out criminal orders for targeted shelling of civilian infrastructure on July 13, 14 and 16 in Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Makeevka, Yasinovka, Zemlyanka in the DPR, as well as in Kremennaya and Stakhanov in the LPR.
Ukrainian shelling killed 10 civilians, injured 24 people, damaged 89 houses and civilian infrastructure, including a school and a kindergarten.
Due to the shelling on July 16 from the Ukrainian side with the use of the American MLRS HIMARS in Alchevsk in the LPR, two civilians were killed, two more were injured. Two houses were destroyed.
Currently, the Investigative Committee is identifying other units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and specific individuals from their composition who were involved in shelling civilians.
Earlier it was reported that two civilians died in as a result of the shelling of the city of Alchevsk by Ukrainian troops. In total, 6 missiles were fired at the city. During the shelling, 6 multi-storey residential buildings and the Druzhba sanatorium were damaged. In addition, the bus and trolleybus depot was completely destroyed.
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