Law enforcement officers identified another war criminal. This is a 34-year-old commander of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the 202nd Infantry Regiment of the Mobilisation Reserve of the 4th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army Corps of the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation with the call sign “Bublik”.

The pre-trial investigation established that at the end of August 2022, while in one of the occupied settlements in Izium district, the suspect stopped a car with a couple. He offered the man and woman to buy fuel from him, realizing that the local population had problems with the supply of necessary goods due to the occupation.

The couple went to the place of residence of the Russian military to buy fuel, but he did not allow them to go home.

The suspect, together with representatives of the illegal armed group “LPR”, forced the couple to go to the basement, threatening them with weapons.

Standing behind them, the Russian serviceman struck the back of the man’s head with the butt of an automated weapon, causing him to lose consciousness and fall near the basement.

The woman took advantage of the suspect’s distraction to run towards the front gate and tried to hide behind a car. However, the Russian serviceman noticed her, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her along the ground towards the house.

The suspect ordered the woman to undress, took off her clothes and began to assault her sexually. The victim asked the occupant to stop touching her. The suspect became angry and said that if she resisted, he would shoot her husband.

At that time, the victim’s husband came to and went to look for his wife. He entered the house and prevented the Russian soldier from completing the rape attempt.

He became even angrier and ordered the couple to leave the house immediately.

After the de-occupation, the couple appealed to law enforcement agencies. Prosecutors have now established sufficient evidence to bring the suspect to justice.

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