SBU identifies Russian soldiers involved in deadly Jan. 14 attack in Dnipro

16 January, 05:15 PM
The work of rescuers at the site of a Russian missile attack on a residential building in Dnipro, January 16, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

The work of rescuers at the site of a Russian missile attack on a residential building in Dnipro, January 16, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

Ukraine’s SBU security service has identified the Russian soldiers involved in a deadly Jan. 14 missile attack on a residential apartment building in the city of Dnipro, the SBU reported on Jan. 16.

The SBU has opened a criminal case for the Russian war crime under Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war). The agency further listed several servicemen of the Russian Federation that were reportedly involved in the missile attack, specifically:

·         Colonel Oleg Tymoshin, Commander of the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment (military unit 33310), born June 21, 1971;

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·         Major Alexei Sergeievich Ivanenko, Commander of the aviation detachment of the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, born Feb. 8, 1987;

·         Dmitry Golenkov, chief of staff of the aviation squadron of the aviation group, born Sep. 1, 1978;

·         Grigoriev Denis Anatolievich, navigator of the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, born June 7, 1982;

·         Dinar Nazirov, navigator of the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, born July 3, 1985;

·         Yevgeny Potseluyev, engineer for aviation weapons of the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, born June 16, 1980.

Law enforcement has confirmed that the strike was carried out using a Kh-22 missile.

“After carrying out relevant examinations, the perpetrators will be notified of the suspicion of committing a particularly serious crime against Ukraine. Urgent investigative and operational actions are underway to bring all the culprits to justice,” the SBU added.

Russian invaders launched a missile attack on the Dnipro apartment building in the morning of Jan. 14. As of Jan. 16, the number of victims has reached 40 people, including three children. 75 people were injured, including 14 children. According to the SBU, 72 apartments in the building were completely destroyed, and 236 were damaged. 25 cars were also destroyed by the strike.

Earlier, Odesa Oblast Military administration spokesperson Serhiy Bratchuk, as well as activist and volunteer, Serhiy Sternenko, reported that the order to strike on the city of Dnipro was given by the commander of the 52nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, Oleg Tymoshin.

According to their data, it was the same individual who gave the order on June 27 of last year to fire a rocket at the Amstor shopping mall in Kremenchuk, leaving 21 dead and 66 injured.

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