After entering Motyżyn at the end of March, Russians kidnapped Olha Suchenko, the star of Motyżyna, her husband and son. Ukrainian soldiers found the bodies of the family with two other people right after the village was liberated, At the beginning of April. They were buried in a shallow grave. Soon, more bodies were discovered.
Sashko Brama And Maria JasicaThe certification staff cooperates with OKO.press to collect certifications war crimes It was committed by Russian soldiers near the besieged Ukrainian capital until recently. In the first conversation, they answered what they learned in Motyżyn (April 3 and 4) and view the recordings. In subsequent episodes of the series “ON THE TRACE OF RUSSIAN CRIMES” reports, incl. From Borodianka, Bucza and Irpień.
Hana Sokalska, OKO.press: Before the war, you were involved in theater. You are now documenting Russian crimes near Kyiv.
Maria Jasińska, Saszko Gate: Our goal was not to document the crime.
We just wanted to collect the stories of people who survived, but in every village and town we encounter stories of crimes.
Marya: Kyiv is the city in which I was born and in which I have spent most of my life. Even now, my brain can’t accept that what I’m seeing isn’t a nightmare. Life here will not be what it was before the war.
We think that it is necessary to talk about them, because the Russian propaganda machine operates dynamically and floods the media with lies that “no civilians were killed near Kyiv”.
Maria and Sasco: We left Lviv when the shots of the Russian army were still near Kyiv. We started with Ihor, a volunteer who transports people from combat zones to the West. On April 3 we arrived at Motyżyn. It is a village in the Kyiv region, near Makarov. The Russians were there for about a month.
What happened in Mutin?
From what we have established, Russian soldiers killed at least seven civilians in Mutin (the identities of five we know). They tortured and killed The first is SuchchenkoAnd her husband ihura and adult son Oleksandr. The woman was the star of the village. The day before our arrival, a shallow tomb was discovered in the woods.
Note that the video contains rooted footage. Maria and Sasko were at the exhumation site, first of which was Suchchenko and her family.
The Ukrainian Security Service also lost two people in this village. Serhiy Koproshko He was buried where the star Sushchenko and her family were. Andrei Szostak By chance he found a French journalist half a kilometer from this place. He had signs of torture, his hands were tied, and he had 16 bullet holes.
Note that the video contains rooted footage. Maria and Sasko note the recognition of Serhiy Koproshko’s body.
We met in Motyżyn Oleh Bondarenko. He is a Protestant priest Salvation ChurchBefore the war he worked Addiction Treatment Center “Wasser” In Motyżyn. When the Russians found his center, they decided that it was a “terrorist” base – this is what they called the soldiers and territorial defense of Ukraine.
The officers of the Ukrainian divorcee (intelligence) sometimes came to Motyżyn at night. They set fire to the Russian equipment and then fled into the forest. The Russians thought they were at the center of an addiction.
When the Russian soldiers arrived, almost all the sick and staff fled through the windows. Olly remained.
He did not want to leave one of the charges that had no legs. The Russians took ole to their base, where they tortured prisoners. They arranged it on the outskirts of Motyżyna in a holiday resort, like an eco-farm. They refused to believe that Ole was not a member of the territorial defense.
They told him: Yes, yes, the star also said that she only helps grandmothers and distributes bread, and when we began to shoot her in the legs, she sang everything.
They claimed that before her death she provided a list of members of the regional defense. Oleh also told us that they were killed there and may have been raped before, two young women. We do not know where they are buried.
Note that the video contains a description of torture.
Ole survived. How is this possible?
He spent three days at that base. Young soldiers, perhaps Buryats, saved him [naród mongolski z południowej Syberii – red.]who discovered he was a priest. They didn’t want him to die. He hid it in a pump pit for a well. They asked him to pray for them.
What do you know about those killed in Motwen?
Awla says the commanders of the two units stationed there were soldiers with extensive military experience. One was after the Lugansk war [w Donbasie od 2014 roku — red.]. Their nicknames were “Kaluga” and “Witiebsk”. They are the ones who interrogated and tortured people. In addition to torturing detainees, Russian soldiers also persecuted other villagers.
Every evening a Russian tank would go out into the field and shoot at civilian homes. Either way, just like that.
Every day someone was losing their home. Such violence goes beyond the logic of war.
Awla heard another man being tortured and killed at a camping site set up in a recreation center – genadia. He came from the neighboring village of Seweryniwka. He was arrested after the Russians found on his phone a recording of the naked remains of a Russian soldier from a pole fired by Ukrainian forces. The film showed the penis of the deceased, and the recorder had to say that such a fate awaited the occupiers. Before our arrival, the body of Gennadius was discovered in the well, next to which Ole had previously been held. A little earlier, he himself was taken to the barn.
Oleh also told us about a woman from Mutychina who was shot by Russian soldiers because she was wearing black.
summoned Jaroslav Litvinenko. The injured woman and her father, Nikolai, were taken by the Russians to the center, where they interrogated the detainee. They said they wanted her medical help there. Yaroslav died. They buried her in the same forest, next to the star and her family’s grave. When we returned to Motyżyn the next day (April 4), the exhumation of the woman’s body was already underway. Yaroslava fled with her sister and parents from Kyiv to the countryside before the war. I thought it would be safer there.
Note that the video contains rooted footage. Maria and Sasko were at the exhumation site of Yaroslav Litwinenko’s body.
What was up with the black clothes?
When Yaroslav’s Russian father later asked “Why did you do this?” He discovered that they had been ordered to shoot all those dressed in black. Perhaps the Russians think that the territorial defense personnel are like this. This woman was 41 years old, overweight, and didn’t look like a soldier.
How did Ollie know about this?
Yaroslav’s father was taken to a barn, where he also ended up. Both survived, and with them another prisoner from the village of Siorinuka, Victor. The Russian army was withdrawing from Motoin in disarray. They did not return to this barn for them.
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