Russian commander responsible for striking at Dnipro residential building identified

15 January, 02:12 PM
Oleg Timoshin, the commander of Russia’s 52nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment (Photo:Serhiy Sternenko/Telegram)

Oleg Timoshin, the commander of Russia’s 52nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment (Photo:Serhiy Sternenko/Telegram)

The commander of Russia’s 52nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, Oleg Timoshin, gave the order to attack a residential area in the city of Dnipro on Jan. 14, spokesperson for the Odesa Military Administration, Serhiy Bratchuk, and public activist and volunteer Serhiy Sternenko, reported on Telegram.

The nine-story apartment building in Dnipro was hit in a large-scale Russian missile attack on the afternoon of Jan. 14. At least 21 people were killed and another 73 were injured, according to latest reports.

"Today, a terrorist who serves in this regiment launched a missile attack on a building in Dnipro," Sternenko’s post reads.

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According to Ukrainian sources, the strike was conducted via Kh-22 missile launched by a Tu-22M aircraft in Russia’s Kursk Oblast. The pilot's call sign is 4249, and the aircraft then landed at an airfield in Russia’s Ryazan.

"Oleg Timoshin knows exactly the entire crew of the terrorists on board the plane," the volunteer added.

Bratchuk and Sternenko stated that an earlier missile strike was launched against a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, on June 27, 2022 – by the same Russian commander. At the time, over 20 people were killed and another 30 were reported missing.

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