Officers of the department of the criminal investigation of the Police in Donetsk region established the identity of persons of the militants who shot dead four churchmen in Sloviansk back in 2014. The press service of the Police of Donetsk region reported that.
It was established that three terrorists were shooting up – two of them were the citizens of Sloviansk and Makiivka. It is known now that all of them escaped to Donetsk after Sloviansk was freed from the militants' control, they participated in the hostilities and are considered heroes of “Donetsk Peoples Republic” (“DNR”).
“Terrorists kidnapped the young men from the religious organization, they tortured them and killed in June 2014. The bodies of the victims were found in a common grave together with the rest of the killed locals a month later after the town was released from the occupation,” reads the message.
Police also discovered that armed militants broke into the church where the church-goers gathered, at 11-12 a.m. on June 8, 2014, took two brothers with them (born in 1984 and 1990) together with two of their acquaintance with their cars. The attackers arrived in a car, seized earlier from another believer.
“Terrorists found money in a car of one of the kidnapped person and announced them “American spies” on this ground”. It is established that the men were tortured and took out of the town in the morning, where they were shot dead from automatic rifles right in the car, which broke into flame,” reads the message.
The criminals are served with charges under five criminal articles of the Ukrainian Criminal Code in absentia – illegal confinement and kidnapping, torturing, intentional homicide, unlawful appropriation of a vehicle, robbery.
The suspects face life imprisonment.