Ukraine’s Security Service has identified Russia’s servicemen involved in the missile strike on Dnipro, the agency’s website says.
According to the Security Service, “several dozens” of Russian servicemen were involved. The agency shared the names of six of those, all serving at the 52 heavy bomber aviation regiment:
- Colonel Oleg Timoshin
- Major Alexey Ivanenko
- Dmitry Golenkov, an executive officer of an air squadron
- Denis Grigoryiev, an orientation pilot of an air squadron
- Dinar Nazyrov, an orientation pilot of an air squadron
- Yevgeny Potseluyev, aircraft weapon engineer
The Security Service has initiated a criminal procedure against the suspects for violating laws and customs of warfare.
Russia executed a new massive shelling of Ukraine on Saturday. Explosions were reported in the Kyiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Khmelnytskyi regions of the country.
Ukraine’s army officials say the projectile that hit the apartment block in Dnipro, killing at least 40 as of the most recent reports, was a Russian Kh-22 anti-ship missile.
Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, claimed today that Russia was not involved in the strike. “Russia’s armed forces do not strike residential buildings or social infrastructure facilities. Our strikes only aim at military targets, either disguised or undisguised. You could see statements made by certain Ukrainian representatives that this disaster happened because of an aerial defence countermissile,” he said.