Two Russian soldiers served suspicion notices in absentia for attacking civilians
Two Russian soldiers have been notified of suspicion in absentia for shelling a car with civilians in the Chernihiv region in March 2022
This was reported by the Prosecutor General's Office.
In March 2022, six civilians, including three minors, tried to leave the village of Rohoshchi, Chernihiv region, which was under temporary occupation, by car.
"Moving along the road in the direction of the village of Khmilnytsya, a civilian vehicle stopped on the roadside so as not to impede the movement of a column of enemy vehicles. The car and the people in it did not pose any threat to the occupying Russian forces," the prosecutors said.
Instead, the Russian military, including the two suspects, began shooting at the car with automatic weapons. The driver and passenger of the car were killed, and two minors were injured.
The soldiers were served suspicion notices in absentia on the facts of violation of the laws and customs of war combined with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 28, Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Note: Pursuant to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is presumed innocent of committing a crime and shall not be criminally punished until his or her guilt is proved by law and established by a court verdict of guilty.
- As of November 12, Ukraine's National Police inspectors are investigating 99,799 criminal cases on crimes committed by occupying Russian forces in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale invasion.