Three Russian soldiers suspected of killing 26 Kyiv region residents
Three Russian servicemen have been identified as suspects in connection with crimes committed during the occupation of the Kyiv region. They are accused of opening fire on civilian vehicles, resulting in the deaths of 26 people
The press service of Ukraine’s National Police reported the information.
During February and March 2022, Russian soldiers engaged in systematic attacks on civilian vehicles along the Kyiv-Zhytomyr highway. To conceal evidence of their crimes, they resorted to burning both the cars and the individuals inside. Nevertheless, law enforcement authorities were able to identify the victims, reconstruct the sequence of events, and ascertain the identities of their killers, who were Russian soldiers of Buryat origin serving in the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Separate Tank Guards Tatsin Red Banner Order of Suvorov Brigade within the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.
"The commander who gave the criminal orders to kill Ukrainians on the Zhytomyr highway and two of his subordinates, a senior lieutenant and a corporal, who executed them, were served with a notice of suspicion of committing war crimes, namely, issuing and implementing an order to commit cruel treatment of civilians by prior conspiracy, combined with premeditated murder (part. 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)," the statement said.
On September 27, the Federal Prosecutor's Office of Germany announced that it is investigating a crime involving Russian soldiers in Hostomel, Kyiv region. This crime pertains to the shooting of civilians, resulting in an injury to a German citizen.