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Russian commander served suspicion notice for torturing Ukrainian soldier

1 August, 2023 Tuesday
20:04

Law enforcement officers served a notice of suspicion to Russian Armed Forces Major Danylo Koblyk, who led the unit that seized the village of Lukashivka in Chernihiv region. He interrogated and tortured a Ukrainian soldier and then shot him dead, and abused civilians. 

This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Security Service of Ukraine.

The investigation found that in March 2022, Major Daniil Koblyk, battalion commander of the 74th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces (Yurga, Kemerovo region), took part in the capture of the village of Lukashivka in Chernihiv region.

During the punitive raids on the territory of the village, the Russians captured a Ukrainian soldier and abducted three local civilians. The victims were then held in one of the garages where the Russian invaders had set up a torture chamber.

Photo: Office of the Prosecutor General

Koblyk personally interrogated a Ukrainian prisoner of war, subjecting him to severe torture. In this way, Russian soldier tried to extract intelligence about the Ukrainian Armed Forces. However, having received no information, he shot the Ukrainian with an automatic weapon.

After that, Koblyk began to torture other prisoners. During the torture, he periodically fired shots from an assault rifle over their heads.

The Russian occupier was notified of suspicion in absentia for violating the laws and customs of war.

In accordance with Article 62, paragraph 1, of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person shall be presumed innocent of committing a crime and shall not be subjected to criminal punishment until his or her guilt is proved in accordance with the law and established by a court verdict of guilty.

  • The head and inspector of the colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were held, were notified of suspicion of ill-treatment, including physical and sexual violence.

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