The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian Army Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov, as well as Russian soldier Daniil Frolkin, who committed crimes against civilians during the occupation of the Kyiv region.

This is stated in the message of the press service of the US Department of State.

The report indicates that Azatbek Omurbekov commanded the 64th Separate Russian Motorized Rifle Brigade when the Russian army occupied Bucha. The United States Department of State found that soldiers of this brigade killed and tortured local residents. In addition, soldier Danylo Frolkin was involved in the murder of an unarmed Ukrainian in Andriivka, Kyiv region.

The State Department said that the involvement of both in illegal actions against the civilian population was confirmed by a number of investigations. The sanctions prohibit both military personnel, as well as their family members, from visiting the United States.

"The United States intends to facilitate accountability for Russia's abuses and atrocities against the people of Ukraine. We support Ukraine in its fight for sovereignty, territorial integrity and the rule of law for as long as it takes," US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.

Earlier, it was reported that the Security Service of Ukraine had completed a pre-trial investigation into 11 Russian soldiers who shot civilians near Kyiv during the occupation of Bucha.

In addition, we previously reported that the ex-commander of Aidar, Yevhen Dykyi, explained the atrocities of the Russians in Bucha and Mariupol.

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