Eleven Russian military officers are to be tried by a court martial who “shot cars with civilians” which killed at least six innocent people.
An investigation by law enforcement officers has concluded and the 11 Russian soldiers are to be sent in indictment to the court in Kyiv.
Between February and March 2022 the investigation found the armed Russian soldiers carried filtration measures in the village of Motyzhin.
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“The prosecutors of Kyiv regional prosecutor’s office sent an indictment to the court against eleven servicemen of the 37th separate motorized rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who shot cars with civilians,” the Prosecutor General’s Office said.
The investigation report said, “Moving on armored vehicles with a ‘V’ mark, they opened fire on two civilian vehicles with civilians near the landscape park in Motyzhin, as well as on Shevchenko Street in the settlement itself.”
Desperate civilians were trying to flee the conflict and headed towards Zhytomyr highway, the civilian cars which had no military insignia were then shot at.
The Ministry said, “When the cars stopped, the soldiers of the aggressor country opened aimed small arms fire on them without warning,” resulting in their deaths.