A 30-year-old junior sergeant of the 94th Operational Regiment of the Russian Guard raped a Ukrainian woman during the occupation of Kherson region, threatening to call other Russian soldiers if she resisted. The Russian also bragged about torturing civilians. Prosecutor’s investigators found out about this, and Slidstvo.Info journalists identified the occupier.

On 10 August 2023, Ukrainian law enforcement officers served a notice of suspicion of violating the laws and customs of war during the occupation of Kherson region on Vladik Nebiev, a junior sergeant in the 94th Operational Regiment of the Russian Guard of the 46th Separate Brigade of the Order of Zhukov.

In early July 2022, the Russian soldier Nebiev entered the house of a local resident of the Velykooleksandrivska territorial community in Kherson region and began to rape her. The occupier threatened the victim to call other Russian servicemen if she resisted.

The Russian serviceman understood that the Ukrainian woman could not leave the occupied village, so he came and raped her every day. 

The Russian serviceman continued to sexually abuse the woman, despite her complaints of feeling unwell. He also forced her to take medicines of unknown origin, which made the Ukrainian woman feel even worse.

According to law enforcement officials, the Russian soldier boasted about detaining local residents and torturing them. He explained his actions by fulfilling the task of the Russian special services.

The journalists of Slidstvo.Info identified the Russian occupier by his VKontakte and Odnoklassniki pages.

Vladik Nebiev, 30, is a native of Suleiman-Stalsky district, Darkush-Kazmalar village (Republic of Dagestan). The Russian soldier travelled almost 1700 km to rape and kill Ukrainians.

After the Russian abused Ukrainian civilians in the Kherson region, he went to Russia, where he was commended for his actions. The occupier was happy to take pictures with the head of the district, who set Nebiev as an example for other Russians.

The occupier’s commander called Nebiev “an example of a decent man and a citizen of his homeland”.

“He is honourably performing his military duty during a special military operation… showing reasonable initiative, diligence, professionalism and all the best qualities inherent in the military of the Russian National Guard,” the letter reads.

Screenshot of gratitude to the occupier. The text praises Vladik Nebiev as “an example of patriotism, resilience, and loyalty to military brotherhood, debt and honour, an example of a decent person and citizen, the son of his Motherland”.

It is currently unknown whether the Russian soldier is still alive. He has not been online for a long time. For the crimes committed, Vladik Nebiev faces up to 15 years in prison (Article 438, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

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