The suspected commander of Russian operations Azatbek Omurbekov in a Ukrainian city Bucha where civilians were massacred has been named. Ukrainian authorities vowed to hunt down “Bucha’s butchers” after hundreds of civilians were found dead as Kremlin forces withdrew from the city, prompting accusations of war crimes, mirror.co.uk reported.
Intelligence sources in Kyiv have named Lieutenant Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov, who heads the 64th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade that occupied the region, as commander in the area.
Lt. Col. Azatbek Omurbekov, who heads the 64th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade that Bucha occupied, is the first high-ranking military officer associated with the massacre to be named.
Ukrainian reporter Evgeny Spirin said: “Some of the murdered children had their arms tied. Children…. They were tying up children. There were downed dogs.”
“Soon all these murderers, rapists and looters will be known by name.”
InformNapalm volunteers named Omurbekov as unit 51460 of the 64th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade amid suspicions of grotesque war crimes in Bucha.
Ukrainian activists and web sleuths have identified the presence of Omurbekov’s forces, which are typically based in Russia’s far east rather than Kyiv Oblast, and various other Russian military units.
The group of volunteers Tretya Sila reported: “In Bucha, there was a military unit 51460 from the village of Knyaze-Volkonskoye, Khabarovsk region…
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In the city, also, according to the Ukrainians, were forces of the 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade of the 36th army of the Russian Eastern military district, the 331st Parachute Assault Regiment of the 98th airborne division, the 137th Regiment Parachute Assault Regiments of the 106th airborne division, the 104th and 234th Air Assault Regiments of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division, separate 14th and 45th guard brigades for special purposes; the 63rd special operational regiment of the Russian national guard and the 155th separate guards brigade of the marine infantry of the Pacific Fleet.