They fired at the villages from the "Grad": two military men of the Russian Federation face 12 years in prison

19:59 26 May Kyiv, Ukraine

In the Poltava region, the Kotelevsky district court has completed consideration of a criminal case against two Russian servicemen who pleaded guilty to shooting at residential buildings in the Kharkov region.
27-year-old soldier Alexander Bobykin and 23-year-old corporal Alexander Ivanov are charged under an article on violation of the laws and customs of war, which provides for 8 to 12 years in prison. In this case, we are talking about a preliminary agreement and a group of persons.

According to the case file, Bobykin and Ivanov, the driver-loader and gunner of the Grad installation, on the night of February 24, following the order, fired at the Kharkov region from the territory of Russia. The power plant, public utility and residential buildings were damaged. After that, the servicemen crossed into the territory of Ukraine and continued shelling the Kharkiv region. After the defeat of the Russian column, they surrendered.

In court, Bobykin and Ivanov fully admitted their guilt. Prosecutors asked for them to be sentenced to the upper limit. The lawyers of both asked, taking into account their remorse, to impose a minimum sentence of eight years in prison.
“I am completely guilty of the crimes of which I am accused. Everything is really so. We made volleys from the territory of Russia and Ukraine. There is simply nothing to add, except for my remorse. I am completely guilty, I can’t just challenge the verdict, ”Bobykin said at the debate.
“I repent and ask for a lesser sentence, ” Ivanov said.
The judge will rule on the case on May 31.

This is the second case of Russian military crimes in Ukraine. The first defendant was 21-year-old squad leader of the 4th Panzer Kantemirovskaya Division Vadim Shishimarin.. On February 28, he shot dead a 62-year-old resident of the village of Chupakhivka, Sumy region. On May 19, Shishimarin pleaded guilty and explained that he committed the murder on the orders of the ensign. On May 21, a court in Kiev sentenced him to life imprisonment.