A Russian soldier who received the Hero of Russia award from Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin was detained in the temporarily occupied Luhansk. He is accused of murdering an 18-year-old girl. The invader's guilt was proven.
According to the Russian propaganda Telegram channel Mash, the incident occurred on August 11.
The two girls met the occupiers, Senior Lieutenant Pavlo Yaskevich and Lieutenant Colonel Irek Magasumov from the 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade stationed in Kuzbass, in a local bar. During the conversation, the girls allegedly asked to shoot from a Makarov pistol. At some point, one of them was shot.
According to Magasumov's lawyers, his colleague "accidentally pulled the trigger and shot the girl" when he was putting away the weapon. He fled, and the victim died in the ambulance. The "hero of Russia" himself allegedly left "a few minutes before the incident." As a result, Yaskevich wrote a confession, but Magasumov was detained anyway.
According to the investigation, the girl was shot by Magasumov, who was drunk at that moment. The governor of the Kemerovo region, Sergei Tsivilev, wrote a letter to the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, in which he stated that the "hero of Russia" "is able to bring invaluable benefits to the motherland" in the war against Ukraine.
It will be recalled that law enforcement officers have identified five servicemen of the Russian Federation and three Wagner mercenaries, who are suspected of killing the head of the village of Motyzhyn and mortally torturing civilians in the Kyiv region.