Russian soldiers robbed a jewelry store worth over UAH 8 million / $216,625.

Prosecutors in Kharkiv, together with the police, identified two looters who stole UAH 8 million worth of gold from a store during the occupation of Kharkiv Oblast. They were notified of suspicion in absentia.

As the investigation established, the suspected grenade launchers of the howitzer-artillery division were on contract service during the occupation. While serving in Izyum, they stole almost 2 kilograms of gold from a well-known Ukrainian jewellery store in late April 2022.

“Prosecutors, together with police investigators, identified two occupiers and looters. They were a 24-year-old and 21-year-old Russian soldiers of the military unit 91726. Both hold the same position – a grenade launcher of a howitzer artillery division,” the statement said.

The occupants were suspected under part 2 of article 28 and part 1 of article 438 (violation of laws and customs of war, committed by prior conspiracy of a group of persons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The article provides for up to 12 years in prison. The question of declaring them wanted is being solved.

Security Service of Ukraine has announced the launch of pre-trial investigations in nearly 92,000 criminal proceedings related to the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine. Investigations are ongoing in about 43,000 cases under Article 438 – violation of the laws and customs of war.

  • Suspicion notices have been served to 448 Russians, including 25 commanders of certain army branches and army services.
  • 95 criminal proceedings against 142 people from the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation have already been sent to court, of which 22 people have been convicted.

See also

  • War crimes in Kharkiv Oblast: 37 Russian servicemen notified of suspicion. Crimes committed by the military personnel of the aggressor state and representatives of Russian private military companies must not go unpunished.
  • Russian military committed about 14,500 war crimes in Kharkiv Oblast. Currently, prosecutors are providing procedural guidance regarding nearly 14,500 crimes involving violations of the laws and customs of war (Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), which are being examined by investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine and the police.