The Investigative Committee of Russia has launched 7 more criminal cases under the offense prescribed in Part 1 Article 356 Criminal Code of the RF (ill treatment of civilian persons, use of banned means and methods of warfare) against Evgeniy Kurash, the 25th separate airborne brigade commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Emil Ishkulov – the Commander of the 3rd airborne battalion of the same brigade, Sergey Nesterenko - the commander of the brigade artillery group of the 95th separate airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vladimir Kapitula - Chief of Artillery of the 25th Separate Parachute Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and also against the persons who are already the persons of interest of other criminal cases. They are: servicemen of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Postupalsky, Roman Mamavko, Nikolay Yanchy, servicemen of the 25th separate airborne brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Smolik, Igor Sitnitsky, Evgeny Korostelev, Andrey Kachanov, Roman Zabrodsky, Andrey Tkachuk, Dmitry Chernichenko, military personnel of the 56th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Dovbiy, Sergey Sirchenko, Dmitry Gerasimenko, Vyacheslav Bugaychuk, Alexander Bondarenko, Miroslav Verkhovoy, Artem Puchkov, Gennady Boyko, as well as servicemen of the 95th separate airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vyacheslav Vesser, Alexander Zuev, Igor Skibyuk, Sergey Nesterenko, Pavel Turovchik and others.
According to the investigation, between May 22 to May 27, 2022, the mentioned servicemen gave and executed the criminal orders for targeted artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure objects in the Donetsk, Makeevka, Dokuchaevsk, Horlivka, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Yasinovataya cities and Novoandreevka, Vladimirovka, Nikolskoe, Elenovka, Pavlovka, Blagodatnoye settlements of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as in the cities of Pervomaisk, Svatovo, Artemovsk, Zolote-5 and the settlements of Voevodovka, Kamyshevakha, Kalinovo-Borshchevatoe of the Luhansk People's Republic.
As a result of the shelling, 8 civilians were killed, 35 people were injured, including 2 minors, 145 houses and civilian infrastructure were damaged, including kindergartens, Children's city outpatients clinic, the sports center, and the hospital building.
The Russian Investigative Committee continues to identify the Ukrainian armed forces units and the persons involved in the shelling of civilians.