Despicable Ten: Ukraine reveals faces of Russians accused of being the ‘Butchers of Bucha’


Ukrainian navy officers have pictured and revealed names of Russian troopers dubbed the ‘Despicable Ten’ who they accuse of finishing up warfare crimes in Bucha.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence launched the names and faces of the males, stating: ‘Ten Russian butchers from the sixty fourth brigade have been recognized and named suspects chargeable for committing the Bucha bloodbath.

‘This unit [has] been awarded for its atrocities, and returned to the battlefield. Justice for warfare criminals is inevitable.’

Horrific pictures of dozens of our bodies in civilian garments mendacity in the streets, some with their palms tied behind their backs, in Bucha and different cities round Kyiv, shocked the world once they emerged earlier this month. There had been additionally studies of mass rapes.

Amid world outrage over the killings, the chief of the ‘Butchers of Bucha’ Russian brigade was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel final week.

Corporal Andrei Bizyaev (left), 33, has reportedly served in the Red Army for over ten years. He is initially from Khabarovsk in japanese Russia. Right: Private Sergei Peskarev, 24, has proof of his sixty fourth Brigade membership on Facebook. He labored at a grocery store until till November final year, at which level he signed up in anticipation of a warfare in Ukraine. In February, he received his want and is now accused of warfare crimes.

Corporal Dmitry Sergienko (left), 27, lived in Voronezh, south-western Russia. He has a spouse and a younger daughter. Right: Private Grigory Naryshkin, 30, is one other soldier personally accused of warfare crimes by the Prosecutor General. The athlete and martial artist can be from the far-eastern area of Russia.

Sergeant Nikita Akimov (left), 25, from Komsomolsk in the far east, is accused of personally kidnapping and torturing harmless Buchans. He has a spouse and youngsters and has posted photos all through the invasion on Facebook. Right: Corporal Mikhail Kashin, 24, comes from Votkinsk, west Russia. According to his social media, he has a spouse and several other sisters. He spent his birthday allegedly committing warfare crimes in Bucha.

Private Vasily Knyazev (left), 24, comes from a poverty-stricken household in Yoshkar-Ola, western Russia. He joined the military straight from college and posted pictures on Facebook of the place the sixty fourth Motorized Brigade was stationed after invading Ukraine. Right: Private Albert Radnaev, 24, joined the military straight from college. His father can be reportedly a soldier in the Russian Army, although it is unknown whether or not he has gone to combat in Ukraine.

Junior Sergeant Vyacheslav Lavrentyev (left), 29, was a firefighter in Transbaikal, japanese Russia earlier than signing as much as combat in Ukraine. He posted on Facebook: ‘Live one life – save 1000’s.’ Right: Corporal Semyon Maltsev, 26, is a dancer. He additionally comes from Russia’s far-eastern area. In February, he stopped touring together with his dance company and signed as much as combat in Ukraine.

Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova stated in the present day: ‘We is not going to cease till we convey every of them to justice.’

The Prosecutor General’s office and information company Slidstvo scoured the web for the personal info of the ten males.

Aged between 24 and 33, the corporals, sergeants and privates in the sixty fourth Motorized Brigade at the moment are regarded as combating in the Donbas.

More than 400 mutilated, tortured and murdered corpses had been found in Bucha days after studies emerged of widespread warfare crimes in the Kyiv suburb as Russian troops withdrew.

Last week alleged ringleader the ‘Butcher of Bucha’ Commander Azatbek Omurbekov was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel.

It got here regardless of his males standing accused of gang rapes, tortures and civilian executions.

Soon after receiving the honours, the unit was then redeployed to the japanese Donbas entrance, one of the most harmful in the battle. 

Deadly battles are happening as Moscow’s forces try to encompass Ukrainian troops who’re proving a decided line of defence in opposition to Russia’s push from the east.

Analysts say Putin has intentionally despatched them to the entrance strains so as to make them disappear.

That method they may not by no means be pressured to testify over their alleged warfare crimes.

Ukraine has continued to publish the names of officers and privates chargeable for the Bucha bloodbath. 

Putin is alleged to know they may sooner or later be made to face trial and reveal the scale of their atrocities.

The intelligence directorate of Ukraine’s MoD stated at the begin of the month that Russian commanders had been refusing to rotate their brigades and that the sixty fourth had been in Belgorod in Western Russia prepared for redeployment.

Putin then despatched them to the entrance between Kharkiv and Izyum, the place fierce Ukrainian fighters had been stationed trying to precise revenge on the now notorious brigade.

Images now purport to point out destroyed T-80 battle tanks, Kamaz vehicles and BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers with corpses mendacity beside the automobiles after the Donbas drone assaults.

Commander Azatbek Omurbekov (pictured), recognized as Putin’s senior commander in Bucha when the barbarism was carried out, was then promoted

One of quite a few piles of physique baggage in Bucha is labelled and the corpses buried, April 8

As Russian forces attempt to repair an encompass Ukrainian items in the east of the nation, defenders are nonetheless holding out inside the Azovstal metal works in Mariupol whereas blasts took down TV masts in Kherson in a single day and explosions additionally rocked Transnistria, in Moldova

Most of the troopers in the unit protested in opposition to their redeployment so quickly after their marketing campaign in Kyiv, in accordance with Ukrainian information website Hromadske.

They had been made to combat the 93rd Ukrainian brigade defending Kharkiv, who’ve a fearsome status, just like the neo-Nazi Azov regiment in Mariupol.

Ukraine believes defeating the sixty fourth Brigade can be one other enormous symbolic victory following the profitable strikes inside Russia and the sinking of the Moskva flagship.

It is believed the brigade was assisted by the feared Wagner mercenaries of their savage assaults on Bucha residents.

The shadowy navy company, which has been linked to a string of killings, rapes and warfare crimes round the world, is called Putin’s personal military. It carries out his soiled work at an arm’s size from the state.

Russia has stated that pictures and pictures of tons of of useless our bodies strewn throughout Bucha had been faux.

Pro-Putin newspaper Red Star reported: ‘In the course of capturing the designated boundary, the enemy numbering as much as a battalion was defeated, and greater than 40 items of tools destroyed.

‘The Nationalist unit lost all fight functionality and was not concerned in fight operations.

‘Within three weeks, underneath the management of Colonel Omurbekov, brigade items at the occupied line repelled greater than 50 assaults by the enemy utilizing tanks, infantry combating automobiles and heavy artillery.’

APRIL 3: Soldiers stroll amid destroyed Russian tanks and vehicles in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv

Vova, 10, appears at the physique of his mom, Maryna, mendacity in a coffin as his father, Ivan Drahun, prays throughout her funeral in Bucha final week

Ukrainian officers say the our bodies of greater than 1,000 civilians have been retrieved from areas round Kyiv, and they’re working with French investigators to doc alleged warfare crimes.

Forensic assessments carried out on civilian corpses dumped in mass graves present girls had been raped earlier than being brutally killed, it was revealed on Monday.

Dozens of autopsies have been carried out on mutilated corpses from Bucha, Irpin and Borodianka, with many exhibiting indicators of torture and a number of bullet holes in the again.

One coroner north of Kyiv stated it’s troublesome to seek out indicators of rape and sexual abuse as a result of the our bodies ‘are in such unhealthy form’.

A United Nations mission to Bucha documented ‘the illegal killing, together with by abstract execution, of some 50 civilians there’, the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stated.

In the similar city, 25 girls aged 14 to 25 had been stored in a basement and systematically raped, with 9 of the girls changing into pregnant in a case now recorded by human rights commissioner Lyudmila Denisova.