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SBU announces suspicion to Russian General and Admiral of Russian Navy for shelling of Ukraine

3 January, 2023 Tuesday
17:35

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has announced the first suspicions of shelling of civilian objects in Ukraine against a Russian general and an admiral of the Russian Navy

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This is reported by the SBU press service.

SBU investigators collected qualitative evidence against two representatives of the Russian high command responsible for the shelling of civilian objects in Ukraine. One of them is the commander of the long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Colonel General Sergey Kobylash. The other is the former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Admiral Igor Osipov.

Both of them were notified of suspicion under two articles of the Ukrainian Criminal Code:

part 2 Art. 437 (planning, preparation, unleashing and conducting an aggressive war);

part 3 Art. 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine).

These are the first suspicions that Ukraine announces specifically for the shelling of civilian objects in Ukraine. The maximum sanction of the articles provides for punishment in the form of life imprisonment.

According to the information, during the investigation, the SBU investigators found that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Sergey Kobylash has been following the instructions of Russia's top military and political leadership to destroy Ukrainian cities. It is on his orders that Russian invaders carry out massive missile attacks on residential buildings, hospitals and critical infrastructure in different regions of Ukraine.

As for Igor Osipov, according to the investigation, in the period from February 24 to August 10, 2022, the official ordered systematic missile strikes from the Black Sea on Ukrainian densely populated areas.


 
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