As this publication reported yesterday, a Ukrainian soldier was executed at an unknown location and time. Today, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released this report, which identifies the soldier:
“Yesterday in social networks and mass media, a video recording of the shooting of a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who was executed by the Russian invaders after his words “Glory to Ukraine!”
According to preliminary data, the deceased is a serviceman of the 30th separate mechanized brigade, Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura.
Timofey Shadura has been considered missing since February 3, 2023, after hostilities in the area of the city of Bakhmut.
Currently, the body of our serviceman is in the temporarily occupied territory. The final confirmation of the identity will be established after the return of the body and the relevant examinations.
The command of the 30th separate mechanized brigade and the brothers of the Hero express their sincere condolences to his relatives and friends. Revenge will be inevitable.”
This incident joins a tragic line of reporting concerning war crimes on both sides of the conflict.
In the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the 30th Mechanized Brigade participated in the 2022 Chornobaivka attacks against Russian positions through mortar strikes.
From May 5-13th tanks from the 30th Mechanized Brigade repelled a river crossing by the Russian 74th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade near Dronivka. This action was part of the wider Battle of the Siverskyi Donets that saw the destruction of 80 pieces of equipment and of the estimated 550 Russian servicemembers conducting the operation, 485 were casualties. The battle is considered one of the “deadliest single engagements” of the war at that point.
By October 2022, the brigade was seen participating in operations during the Battle of Bakhmut. (Wiki)