Two Azov militants (a terrorist organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) will be tried in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). This was reported in the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia on May 9.
“The DPR prosecutor’s office approved the indictment in a criminal case against 24-year-old driver-shooter of the platoon of the reconnaissance company Ivan Bochkarev and 23-year-old machine gunner of the first platoon of the reconnaissance company Dmitry Kanuper,” the department said.
According to investigators, between March 15 and 20, 2022, Bochkarev and Kanuper fired on civilians from the roof of an apartment building. Some of them were in cars, others were walking down the street. The case of two Azov militants for the murder of civilians was sent to the DPR court.
The men died on the spot from their wounds, one managed to hide from the shelling.
The criminal case was sent for consideration to the Supreme Court of the DPR.
Earlier, on April 25, Andriy Petrenko, a marine of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), was sentenced to 22 years in prison in a strict regime colony for the murder of a civilian in Mariupol in 2022.
At the end of March, the press service of the TFR reported that the DPR sentenced an Azov fighter to 20 years in prison for the murder of a woman in Mariupol. The tragedy occurred in the spring of 2022.