The Investigative Committee of Russia launched criminal investigations in accordance with Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (ill-treatment of the civilian population, use of banned means and methods of warfare) against servicemen of the 30th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mr. Alexander Zinevich, Mr. Nikolai Perestupnyak, 54th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mr. Alexei Maistrenko, Mr. A. Golenko and the 56th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Mr. Sergei Sirchenko, Mr. Dmitry Gerasimenko, Mr. Vyacheslav Bugaychuk, Mr. Alexander Bondarenko, Mr. Miroslav Verkhovy, Mr. Artem Puchkov, Mr. on Gennady Boyko and other servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the investigation, during the day on September 21, 2022, the mentioned above servicemen issued and executed criminal orders for targeted artillery shelling from heavy weapons, civilian infrastructure facilities in the cities of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Makeevka, as well as the settlements of Valerianovka and Makarovka of the Donetsk People's Republic. As a result of shelling, four civilians were injured, 18 houses and civilian infrastructure were damaged, including the hospital building.
In addition, according to the investigation, on September 22, 2022, at about 12:00, unidentified servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired from heavy weapons at the Central Market located in Voroshilovsky raion of Donetsk, as a result of which 6 civilians were killed and 6 were injured.
The Russian Investigative Committee continues to identify units of the Ukrainian armed formations and specific individuals involved in the shelling of civilians.