The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office served a notice of suspicion in absentia to a 41-year-old Russian serviceman of violating the laws and customs of war under Part 2 of Article 28 and Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The lieutenant colonel with the call sign “Sailor” led the military of the 30th motorized rifle brigade of the Central District of the Russian Federation in the occupied Pisky-Radkivsky village, Izium district. He ordered the torture of anti-terrorist operation veterans and civilians to obtain information about pro-Ukrainian activists and the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The Russians tortured and illegally detained Ukrainians. In particular, they beat them with a stun gun, sticks and kept them in basements without food and water. They forced them to clean the streets and dig trenches. They stamped two ATO veterans with a hot iron on their bodies. Each was assigned a “serial number” and ordered to respond to it.

The pre-trial investigation was carried out by the Investigation Department of the National Police in Kharkiv region. Law enforcement agencies are now deciding whether to put the suspect on the wanted list.

See also

  • 23 torture chambers discovered in Kharkiv Oblast. The Russian invaders also organized mass graves of Ukrainian citizens to conceal the crimes. After the de-occupation process, the bodies of 679 people were exhumed in the region, 451 in Izium and 105 in other districts of Kharkiv region.
  • Russian pilot sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for bombing Kharkiv. A Su-34 pilot of the Russian Armed Forces who carried out air strikes on civilian infrastructure was found guilty of violating the laws and customs of war.
  • Threatened to shoot if victims don’t give money: three Russian soldiers to be judged. According to the investigation, in May 2022, during the occupation of Izium in Kharkiv Oblast, three soldiers of the 39th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade belonging to the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District, stopped a car with two civilians.