The IC of Russia has initiated two criminal cases on the grounds of a crime under Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (ill-treatment of the civilian population, the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare in an armed conflict), in relation to servicemen of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Yevgen Kurash, Serhiy Postupalsky, Roman Mamavko, Mykola Yanchiy; the 25th separate paratrooper brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Andriy Kachanov, Roman Zabrodsky, Andriy Tkachuk, Dmytro Chernichenko, Emil Ishkulov, Volodymyr Kapitula, Oleksander Uraliov; the 56th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Dmytro Dovbiy, Serhiy Sirchenko, Dmytro Gerasimenko, Vyacheslav Bugaichuk, Oleksander Bondarenko, Miroslav Verkhovoy, Artem Puchkov, Gennady Boyko; the 95th separate air assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Vyacheslav Vesser, Oleksander Zuev, Igor Skibyuk, Pavlo Turovchik, Serhiy Nesterenko.
According to the investigators, in the period from June 1 to June 2, 2022, these servicemen within 24 hours gave and executed criminal orders for targeted artillery attacks from heavy weapons against civilian infrastructure in the cities of Donetsk, Makeevka, Gorlovka and the towns of Mineralnoye, Novomayorskoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic , as well as in the cities of Pervomaysk and Severodonetsk of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
The shelling of the cities of Donetsk, Makeevka and Gorlovka, as well as the towns of Mineralnoye and Novomayorskoye killed two civilians and injured 17 civilians, including a minor; 31 buildings and civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged. The artillery shelling of the cities of Pervomaysk and Severodonetsk of the Luhansk People’s Republic injured a civilian and damaged three gas pipelines. Three civilians who were injured in May 2022 in Nyrkovo and Severodonetsk turned to the hospital in the city of Starobelsk for medical help.
The IC of Russia continues to establish units of the Ukrainian armed formations and identify specific servicemen involved in the shelling of civilians.