The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine accuses two Russian soldiers of rape
The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office accused two soldiers of the 15th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian Federation of sexual violence against a four-year-old girl and gang rape of her mother with a gun in hand in front of her father. This is reported by Reuters, citing documents from the prosecutor’s office.
According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, the incident took place in March 2022 as part of a series of sexual crimes committed by Russian soldiers in the city of Brovary near Kiev. During an unsuccessful attempt to capture the capital of Ukraine, soldiers entered Browary, robbing and raping the population, the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office informed.
Most of the alleged atrocities took place on March 13, 2022, when “intoxicated” soldiers broke into the yard of a house where a young family lived, prosecutors said. The girl’s father was beaten, then forced to kneel, and his wife was raped. Documents say one soldier told a four-year-old girl he would “make a woman out of her” before she was abused.
The family managed to survive. The prosecution said it was investigating other crimes in the area, including murders committed during the same period. Both Russian soldiers were snipers aged 32 and 28. According to the documents, the first died, and the youngest, Yevgeny Chernoknihny, returned to Russia. Chernoknihny’s relatives told Reuters that he was also dead.
The same two snipers were among the six suspects charged with others in the Browary attacks. According to the prosecutor’s office, after committing the crime in the house of a young family, they went to the house of an elderly couple from the neighborhood, where they beat the owners and then raped a 41-year-old pregnant woman and a 17-year-old woman. summer girl. In another house, where several families lived, soldiers herded everyone into the kitchen and raped a 15-year-old girl and her mother.
According to prosecutors, all the victims survived and received psychological and medical assistance.
So far, the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office has convicted 26 Russians for war crimes, including one for rape. Some of them are prisoners of war. The remaining cases were considered by the court in absentia.