A 37-year-old senior mechanic of a separate motorized rifle brigade of the Russian army mocked civilian Ukrainians during the occupation of the Kyiv region, calling them “Nazis” and “Banderas”. The prosecutor’s office investigators found out about this, and the journalists of Slidstvo.Info identified the occupier.

In November 2022, Ukrainian law enforcement officers reported suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war to Belik Bazarzhapov, a senior mechanic of the 37th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces, who had been mocking civilians in the village of Ivankove, Kyiv region.

On March 23, during the occupation of the Vyshhorod district, Russian soldiers stopped a civilian car and forced people to get out of the car under the threat of execution.

Bazarzhapov pointed a gun at the 41-year-old driver and demanded that he give him his cell phone. When the occupier did not get what he wanted, he began to search the civilian car and found the phone in the man’s personal belongings. The Russian soldier hit the car owner in the shoulder with the butt of his rifle and demanded to know some information about Ukrainian defenders.  

Bazarzhapov called people “Nazis” and “Banderas” and suspected the civilian of having ties to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Eventually, having received no information, the occupier ordered the people to leave with foul language and kept the driver’s phone.

The journalists of Slidstvo.Info identified the Russian occupier by his VKontakte and Odnoklassniki pages. Belik Bazarzhapov is 37 years old, married, and has two children. Together with his family, the Russian military man lives in the Russian city of Chita, Trans-Baikal Territory. The distance to the Ukrainian Kyiv region is almost 7 thousand kilometers or 93 hours by car.

Bazarzhapov is a fairly active user of social media, where he positions himself as a good family man and a good father.

The occupier’s wife, Bairma Bazarzhapova, while her husband is mocking Ukrainians in the Kyiv region, paints Russian women’s nails and sometimes takes pictures in revealing costumes.

Before the war in Ukraine, Bazarzhapov, judging by his social media, was building a house in the Russian hinterland, and in the column “military service” he indicated “home front”. However, he later decided to make money in Ukraine by intimidating and taking away phones from unarmed people.

Screenshot from the Russian occupier’s page

Obviously, the Russian soldier appreciates his Buryat roots – the man visits the restaurant of Buryat-Mongolian cuisine “Selenge” and is photographed in national costumes.

Journalists found photos from 2020 in which the Russian occupier performs on stage, presumably in a choir. Apparently, Bazarzhapov’s fame within the Trans-Baikal Territory was not enough, so he decided to go all the way to Ukraine to be put on the international wanted list for his crimes.

Belik Bazarzhapov is probably still alive, because his profile is active. The last time the man was online was February 22. It is currently unknown whether the occupier is still fighting in Ukraine.

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