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Set of pots and spinning rods: investigators find out what occupiers were stealing in Bucha

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 16:11
Set of pots and spinning rods: investigators find out what occupiers were stealing in Bucha

Ukrainian investigators have identified at least 18 Russian soldiers who were robbing private houses in the Bucha district of Kyiv Oblast and then sending the looted belongings to Russia from a post office in the Belarusian city of Mozyr.

Source: Radio Svoboda, referring to two court judgments on the arrest of four suspects in absentia published in the State Register

Details: According to the criminal case, one of the members of the National Guard of Russia sent a parcel weighing 60 kg to the Russian city of Birabidzhan. The "set" consisted of a grinding machine, a chainsaw, a steam cleaner, a laptop, a blender, a set of pots, six fishing rods and two spinning rods.


The second member of the Russian National Guard sent a 20-kilogram package to Moscow. The package contained an electric grinding machine, a grinding machine, an electric drill, a tablet, an electric saw, a generator, two chainsaws, clothes, cosmetics, a double mattress and a laptop.

A soldier from the 46th Machine Gun Artillery Regiment sent a 3.8-kilogram package to the Russian city of Rubtsovsk in Altai Krai. It contained a metal detector, a chainsaw, a tablet, a hair clipper, a car TV and a tool sharpener.

A soldier from the 56th Guards Order of the Patriotic War "Don Cossack" Air Assault Regiment sent to the city of Rubtsovsk in Altai Krai the largest parcel which weighed 150 kg. It contained a tablet, a computer motherboard, a computer video card, a computer power supply, a processor, a game console and its controllers, nail drying lamp, portable loudspeakers, a hair clipper, a grinding machine, a tool kit, a battery-operated screwdriver, a welding machine, fur from a natural sheepskin coat, two household gas cylinders, tool sharpening instruments and a multifunctional tool.

The Russian military stole these items from the houses of residents of the village of Blystavytsia in the Bucha district of Kyiv Oblast.

Radio Svoboda recalled that according to the media calculations published in May, a Russian delivery service, SDEK, sent at least 58 tonnes of packages from its departments near the Ukrainian border during the war with Ukraine. The packages were sent by people dressed in military uniform, i.e. Russian soldiers or militants from the east of Ukraine.

The peak of such activity was in early April, when the Russian forces were retreating from Kyiv Oblast and the north of Ukraine.

Radio Svoboda reported that all the Russians who committed these thefts and are the subject of searches were put on the international wanted list. They are charged with violating the laws and customs of war under Art. 438.1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction provided for under the article is between 8 and 12 years of imprisonment.

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