The Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finalized the investigation of the criminal case against Timur Makarov, Maxim Pyzin, Denis Usenko, Sergei Dunaev, Eduard Tavgorashvili, Ervin Ismailov, Oksana Kapkaeva, Andrey Kormich, Maxim Mishchenko, Yevgeny Moroz and Vadim Dolgov. Depending on the role of each, they are charged with crimes in accordance with the Parts 1, 2, 3 Article 210, paragraph. «а» Part. 3 Article 126, paragraphs «а», «b» Part 3 Article 161, Part. 3 Article 30, paragraph. «а» Part 3 Article 126, Parts 1, 3 Article 222, Part. 3 Article 222.1, Part. 3 Article 30, paragraphs. «е», «g» Part. 2 Article 105, Part 1 Article 286, Part 1 Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Criminal Organization and Participation Therein, kidnapping, robbery, illicit trafficking of the firearms, explosive substances and devices, assassination, exceed authority, arms smuggling).
According to the investigation, between April 2014 and October 2019, Igor Mishchenko, Andriy Baydala and Dmitry Shimansky, citizens of Ukraine, and were previously involved in the Main Intelligence Directorate activities of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, have organized a criminal community in Kiev. Makarov, Pyzin, Usenko, Dunaev, Tavgorashvili, Ismailov, Kapkaeva, Kormich, Maxim Mishchenko, Moroz and Dolgov were active participants of that criminal community. The defendants planned to kidnap Russian citizens with their subsequent transfer to Ukraine, seizing their property, organization and commission of murders, including other serious and especially serious crimes.
So, in 2020, members of the criminal community abducted a businessman in Chelyabinsk, who later was moved by them to Orlovskaya and Kalugskaya oblasts. He was held in order to gain an access to his crypto currency and later they have stolen more than 50 million rubles worth of bit coins from him.
Also on the DPR’s territory, the defendants attempted to murder the Officer of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs. An improvised explosive device was installed on the victim's car, which was remotely detonated. The Accused failed to realize the criminal intent due to circumstances beyond their control. In addition, in Russia the criminal organization members attempted to kidnap a member of the DPR people's militia, but their actions were stopped by the Russian FSB.
Within the criminal investigation, it was established that the criminal community members committed smuggling and illicit trafficking of firearms and explosives. As part of the investigation, the grenades, the improvised explosive devices, and firearms were seized.
The investigation has collected a sufficient evidence base, so the criminal case was submitted to the court for consideration on the merits.
The investigation against other persons of interest continues.