The IC of Russia has initiated criminal cases initiated against servicemen of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yevgen Kurash, Serhiy Postupalsky, Roman Mamavko, Mykola Yanchey, the 25th separate paratrooper brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriy Kachanov, Roman Zabrodsky, Andriy Tkachuk, Dmytro Chernichenko, Emil Ishkulov, Volodymyr Kapitula, the 30th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Zinevich, Mykola Perestupnyak, the 56th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmytro Dovbich, Serhiy Sirchenko, Dmytro Gerasimenko, Vyacheslav Bugaichuk, Oleksandr Bondarenko, Miroslav Verkhovy, Artem Puchkov, Gennady Boyko. They are suspected of committing crimes 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 in an armed conflict).
According to the investigators, in the period from June 28 to July 1, 2022, these servicemen gave and carried out criminal orders for targeted artillery attacks from heavy weapons on civilian infrastructure in the cities of Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Svetlodarsk, the settlements of Novonikolaevka, Nikolaevka, Panteleymonovka, Golmovsky, Novoselovka-2, Vladimirovka, Verkhnetoretskoye, Aleksandrovka, Valeryanovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as in the cities of Pervomaisk, Popasnaya, Kremennaya and the settlements of Volcheyarovka, Lozovsky, Khorosheye of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
The shelling of Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Svetlodarsk, the settlements of Vladimirovka, Verkhnetoretskoye, Panteleimonovka, Golmovsky, Novoselovka-2, Novonikolaevka, Nikolaevka, Aleksandrovka and Valeryanovka killed three civilians, injured 11 civilians, including a minor, damaged 80 residential buildings and civil infrastructure facilities, including the buildings of two schools.
The artillery shelling of Pervomaisk, Popasnaya, Kremennaya, settlements of Volcheyarovka, Lozovsky, Khorosheye of the Lugansk People’s Republic killed one civilian, injured two, damaged number of residential buildings.
The IC of Russia continues to identify units of the Ukrainian armed formations and specific individuals from their composition, involved in the shelling of civilians, in order to bring them to criminal responsibility.