A criminal case is initiated against the detachment commanding officer of the Ukraine Armed Forces, who gave an order for shelling of the Donetsk People's Republic


The Ukrainian servicemen continue the shelling of the Donetsk People's Republic territory. In connection with the next criminal episode that occurred on April 9, 2022, the Main Investigative Department of Russia initiated the criminal case against the rocket artillery battalion commander of the 54 separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleg Anatolyevich Philipovich andĀ  againstĀ  other unidentified military personnel of the 54th reactive artillery division separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Their actions have the elements of crime in accordance with Part 1, Art. 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Vicious treatment of civilians; Use of Banned Means and Methods of Warfare).

According to the investigators, in the morning of April 9, 2022, the commander of the reactive artillery division of 54 separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant Colonel O.A. Filipovich performed obviously criminal orders of the commander of 54 separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine A.S. Maystrenko and other unidentified superior commanders and officials of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Acting intentionally, Philipovich gave instructions to subordinate to conduct aimiced shelling of the civil infrastructure facilities in the Petrovsky rayon of Donetsk in Donetsk People's Republic.

As a result, one resident, 1958 year of birth died.

The investigation substantiates the circumstances of what has occurred, so that all the above-mentioned were prosecuted.

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia is already investigating a crime committed by A.C. Maystrenko. He is already charged in absentia in committing the crimes in accordance with Part.1 Art.356 of the Criminal Code of the Russiab Federation. The investigation established the involvement of Maystrenko and his subordinates to the target artillery shelling of the DPR settlements in various periods of time. Due to such actions, the civilians were killed, many people were injured and the objects of civil infrastructure were destroyed.

12 April 2022 17:55

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