Reuters: Ukraine accuses Russian snipers of raping 4-year-old child and mother
Ukraine accuses two Russian soldiers of sexually abusing a four-year-old girl and the gang rape of her mother. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the materials of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office.
In the materials seen by the journalists, prosecutors describe a series of sexual crimes allegedly committed by the Russian 15th separate motorized rifle brigade in four houses in the Brovarsky district in March 2022.
The documents say that 13 March, two snipers, 28 and 32 years old, broke into the courtyard of a young family's house in Brovary near Kiev, while intoxicated.
First, the Russians beat the father with a metal pan, then forced him to kneel, and his wife was raped. One of the soldiers told a four-year-old girl that he would “make a woman out of her” before she was taunted. The family survived.
The prosecutor's office said that after the attack on this family, two soldiers entered the house next door. There they beat an elderly couple, raped a 41-year-old pregnant woman and a 17-year-old girl. In another place where several families lived, Russian soldiers herded everyone into the kitchen and raped a 15-year-old girl and her mother.
According to the agency, all the victims survived and are receiving psychological and medical assistance.
According to prosecutors, one of the rapist snipers died, and the other, named Yevgeny Chernoknizhny, returned to Russia.
Journalists asked the prosecutor's office to name both occupiers, the prosecutor's office gave only the name of the younger man.
Journalists also called his number in online databases. A man who called himself the brother of the Warlock said that he had died.
«He died. You can't contact him in any way. That's all I can say», — said the man, crying.
The Russian Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment. The telephone numbers of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Federation did not work. Two officers of the Samara garrison, which includes the brigade, were unable to provide the contacts of the unit, and one of them told Reuters that they were classified.
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