Donetsk, Jul 14 — DAN. Two members of the Ukrainian nationalistic battalion “Azov” which is banned in Russia are suspected of fatal shooting at a civilian car in Mariupol in the spring of 2022, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) said on Friday.

“An investigation has been completed against ‘Azov’ machine gunner Sergey Mikhailov who will go on trial after prosecutors endorse the indictment, ” the press service said following an SK session in Mariupol chaired by SK Head Alexander Bastrykin. “In March 2022, Mikhailov, together with his unit commander Zhuchkov, delivered fire at a car to prevent it from leaving the city, killing four civilians inside including a child.”

The investigation against Zhuchkov continues in absentia; he will be put on the wanted list. Charges in absentia have been brought against former Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrey Zagorodnyuk, former Deputy Commander of the Joint Forces Operation Igor Tantsyura, former commander of Operations and Tactical Group “Donetsk” Alexander Krasnook, who are suspected of involvement in the attacks that left 27 DPR and LPR civilians dead and more than 100 wounded, the SK said.

Investigators are looking into several other crimes: “Azov” gunman Maxim Rozhevetsky shot and killed a woman in a Mariupol street, seaman Dmitry Yegorov shot and killed two civilians, Junior Sergeant Yury Litvinenko delivered artillery fire at the civil infrastructure of Sakhanka, Zaichenko, Talakovka, Sartana and Stary Krym killing civilians.*jk