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Venediktova names first suspect in Bucha massacre

"Bucha's prosecutors and police have established that it was this soldier who killed four unarmed men on March 18."

Venediktova names first suspect in Bucha massacre
Iryna Venediktova
Photo: Photo: OGPU Press Service

The first suspect in the Bucha killings has been identified. This is the commander of the unit of the russian National Guard Sergei Kolotsei.

This information was published by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova.

 “Bucha prosecutors and police found that it was this soldier, who killed four unarmed men in Bucha on March 18. He tortured another civilian on March 29, forcing him to confess to subversive activities against the russian army. He took a pro-Ukrainian local resident to “the basement”,where he beat him with his hands, with the butt of a machine gun and a guard of a knife. The man was taken to the place of execution, where, to imitate the execution he was shot near his prisoner’s ear. Another perverted form of bullying and intimidation of the victim was forcing him to sniff a dead person”, - said Prosecutor General.

Photo: Facebook / Irina Venediktova

Photo: Facebook / Irina Venediktova

According to her, based on the collected evidence, testimony of the victim and portrait examination, prosecutors of the Bucha District Prosecutor's Office informed the rosguard about the suspicion of ill-treatment of civilians and other violations of laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder.

"We are currently cross-cheking him (the suspect - Ed.) for involvement in other murders in Bucha", Venediktov added.

She urged Ukrainians, who has recognized this russian, or have evidence of his involvement in other atrocities in Ukraine, to send evidence to the united hub. The address -

You may also contact:

Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office: 097-053-04-65, 097-838-31-87, 050-107-66-75;

Bucha District Prosecutor's Office: 063-530-69-06.

Previouly there was a publishment of names and photos of 10 russian soldiers, suspected of torturing people in Bucha.

Recently, the American media published video evidence, that there were russian soldiers, not Ukrainian ones, who drove and walked past the bodies of those killed in Bucha.

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