“Important stories” named the names of 8 Russian soldiers operating in Bucha

The Important Stories publication has identified the names of eight Russian military personnel operating in Bucha. Journalists were able to obtain these data by analyzing outgoing calls from the mobile phone of a local resident Ivan Skibe. The phone was found by a resident of Bucha in one of the houses on Yablonskaya Street. As Skiba himself told Important Stories, the Russian military confiscated his phone. The list of calls from it was published by the Bucha Live Telegram channel.

Using these data, it was possible to find out that Russian servicemen Alexei Vishnevsky, Ilya Saburov, Maxim Grushevsky, Radiy Zaburin, Mikhail Guryanov, Daniil Konovalov, Alexander Popov and Dmitry Antonnikov called Ivan Skibe to Russia during the occupation of Bucha. All these soldiers, according to Important Stories, served in Pskov.

In May, Reuters journalists found that during the occupation of Bucha, the 76th Airborne Division from Pskov, as well as the Vityaz division of the Russian Guard and military from Chechnya, operated in the city. Among other evidence, the presence of the 76th Airborne Division from Pskov in Bucha is indicated by a letter found by a local resident in his house upon his return to the city. It was addressed to a soldier named Alexander Logvinenko, who was later identified by Reuters as a paratrooper from Pskov. In addition, the neighboring house, according to a local resident, was occupied by the same group of Russian soldiers. Someone spray-painted "Wolf_68" on the wall of the house. The journalists identified the Russian Kirill Kryuchkov, who signs this way in his social networks. He served in the 234th Assault Aviation Regiment, which is part of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division.

"Important stories" identified one of the Russian soldiers involved in the murder of eight residents of Bucha. He, presumably, is a 37-year-old native of Magadan, Chingiz Atantaev. He has been living in Pskov for many years. On May 20, The New York Times published an investigation reporting on the killing of eight civilians in Bucha. They were shot dead on March 4 in the courtyard of an office building on Yablonska Street. At that moment, the city was controlled by the Russian military.

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