28-year-old Russian commander Aleksei Noskov, together with other Russian soldiers, tortured a civilian in Kyiv region over binoculars he found. Ukrainian law enforcement officers served him with a notice of suspicion, and the Slidstvo.Info journalists identified the occupier.

On 24 November 2023, Ukrainian law enforcement officers served a notice of suspicion of violation of the laws and customs of war during the occupation of the Kyiv region to Aleksei Noskov, a commander of the 83rd Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade of the Russian Army.

At the end of March 2022, Aleksei Noskov, along with other Russian military personnel, arrived at a private house in the village of Kozarovychi, Vyshhorod district, Kyiv oblast, in an armoured vehicle marked “V”. 

The occupiers searched the civilian’s home and found binoculars. The Russians accused the Ukrainian of being a spotter and beat him severely. Noskov hit the victim in the neck with an assault rifle, so that he fell on the stairs outside the house and lost consciousness. After that, other Russian soldiers began to beat the man, including in the face. 

The Ukrainian’s chest and ribs were broken, and his nose and jaw were injured.

Slidstvo.Info journalists have identified the occupier.

28-year-old Aleksei Noskov is a native of the city of Nerchinsk (Trans-Baikal Territory of the Russian Federation). Later he lived in Ussuriysk, in the Russian Far East. To kill and torture Ukrainians, the Russian soldier came from the most remote part of Russia, having travelled almost 10,000 kilometres.

 

According to his pages on Russian social media, Noskov served in the Russian army back in 2018.

 

The occupier is married and has a child.  

 

Before he went to torture and kill Ukrainians, Noskov had a typical life in a provincial town – meeting friends, walking in the park.

 

The occupier also shared photos of himself near the Kremlin and the inscription “Lenin”. 

Russian propaganda media are making a hero out of Noskov.

The Slidstvo.Info journalists tried to talk to the occupier, but his number was not responding. Noskov is an active user of social media, he often visits his pages. It is currently unknown whether the Russian soldier continues to fight in Ukraine. For his crimes, he faces up to 12 years in prison (Article 438(1) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The material was prepared with the support of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the joint initiative “European Renaissance of Ukraine”. The material represents the position of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Union or the International Renaissance Foundation.

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