On June 28, 2022, Ukraine's law enforcement agencies notified two russian servicemen of suspicion of giving orders to mistreat civilians, violate the laws and customs of war, and commit other crimes. Their actions fall under Part 1 and Part 2 Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. They are the commander of the motorized rifle battalion of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd guards combined arms army of the central military district of russia's armed forces and the assistant commander of a military unit for physical training.
NABU detectives together with SSU officers under the procedural guidance of PGO prosecutors have established that the suspects together with other russian servicemen at the end of February seized a building in the village of Peremoha outside Kyiv, where civilians were hiding. The military began to interrogate and beat them, eventually shooting five people dead.
The servicemen have been notified of suspicion in absentia and will soon be declared wanted.
So far, NABU has helped collect evidence of war crimes committed by more than 10 russian servicemen.
Read more about NABU work during the war.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.