Russian atrocities in Bucha: occupants who shot a family are suspected
The Security Service of Ukraine has served a notice of suspicion to the commander of a Russian intelligence group, Vadym Ovchinnikov, who ordered to open fire on two cars with civilians during the temporary occupation of Bucha, Kyiv region. The criminal order to shoot local residents was carried out by 5 of his subordinates.
This was reported by the SBU press service. According to the investigation, Ovchinnikov's unit was directly involved in the seizure of the villages of Severinivka, Motyzhyn and Kopyliv in the Bucha district.
During the period of temporary occupation of the settlements, the Russian commander and his subordinates travelled around the territory in armoured vehicles to intimidate local residents. During one of these "raids" in early March 2022, the occupier ordered to open fire on two cars with civilians moving towards an enemy armoured personnel carrier.
It is noted that the affected cars were occupied by a Ukrainian family that was trying to leave Sievierivka for Uman, Cherkasy region. As a result of Russian shelling with automatic weapons, a husband and wife and their 15-year-old daughter were killed on the spot. Only the younger nine-year-old daughter managed to survive.
The SBU clarified that the criminal order to execute Ovchinnikov was carried out by five subordinates: Junior Sergeant Mikhail Zharky; Lieutenant Aldar Garmatarov; Lieutenant Sergei Zvarychevsky; Lieutenant Artem Belikov; and Private Ivan Nagumanov.
In addition, the crimes of these occupiers were confirmed by one of the Russian prisoners of war who was in the same area as Ovchinnikov's unit when the Ukrainian family was shot.
All six invaders were notified of suspicion under Part 2 of Article 28, Part 1, Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder, committed by a group of persons).
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, another Russian occupier was sentenced to imprisonment in Ukraine. The invader, who ill-treated a local resident during the occupation of Yahidne village in Chernihiv region by Russian troops, was sentenced to 11 years in prison.