Ukrainian law enforcement officers have announced suspicion to two Russian servicemen from Buryatia who were shooting at civilian cars with children in the Kyiv region. The Slidstvo.Info journalists identified these occupiers.
On February 14, 2023, the Prosecutor General’s Office issued a notice of suspicion of violation of the laws and customs of war to Corporal Chingis Tarashynov and Senior Lieutenant Daniil Ishchenko of the 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade of the Russian Army.
In early March 2022, Russians near the village of Myla, Bucha district, Kyiv region, shot at civilian cars traveling on the Kyiv-Chop highway. The occupiers did not pay attention to the inscriptions “Children” on the cars of Ukrainian families who wanted to escape the war.
A 31-year-old man, Maksym Iovenko, got out of one car and raised his hands in the air, asking them not to shoot because his 6-year-old son was inside.
The Russian military ignored the man’s pleas and shot him in the head instead, and his wife Ksenia also died on the spot from a gunshot wound to the chest. Maksym’s father told German journalists from ZDF Frontal that Ksenia had covered the child with her body.
After the crime, the Russian military dragged Maksym’s body away from the car, and the 6-year-old boy and his wounded family friend were first taken to a large pit, but later changed their minds and released him.
Slidstvo.Info journalists identified the Russian soldiers by their social media accounts.
27-year-old Daniil Ishchenko is from the city of Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia. He is a senior lieutenant of the 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade of the Tatsyn Red Banner Order of Suvorov Army of the Russian Federation.
Before Russia’s invasion of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Daniil was fond of football and did not think about participating in the occupation of a foreign country.
Later, however, Daniil entered the Kazan Higher Tank Command School and trained there to become a future killer of Ukrainian civilians.
On the page of Danylo’s grandmother, Tatyana Savchenkova (Kravtsova), journalists found a photo of the boy from his time at the military school.
In 2019, Ishchenko came home from service to see his family. The photos published online show that his uniform does not yet have awards. But in January of this year, Danylo returned home with medals.
It seems that Russian soldier Daniil Ishchenko is still alive, his Odnoklassniki page is active.
The second occupier who shot Ukrainians also serves in the 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade of the Russian Army with the rank of corporal. Chingis Tarashynov is 34 years old, married, and has two children. He lives with his family in Ulan-Ude, where his military unit is stationed.
The Russian served in the Navy, which he willingly reports in his profile.
On the occupier’s page on the Russian social network Odnoklassniki, journalists found posts from 2013 in which Tarashynov complains that he has not seen his family for a long time. Apparently, Chingis worked at a construction site far from his home.
In February 2014, Tarashynov had a son, which he wrote about on social media.
As early as 2015, Chingis’s profile included photos from his service in the army.
Apparently, Tarashynov decided that working as a construction worker was more difficult than killing Ukrainians in the Kyiv region. It is currently unknown whether the occupier is alive. His page has been inactive since 2020.
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