The 2nd Guards Motor Rifle "Tamanskaya" Division will participate in a military parade on Red Square in Moscow. This division attacked Mariupol from Grads in January 2015. Vasyl Hrytsak, the SBU Chairman, said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
“It is extremely cynical that according to the information that the SBU has the 2nd Guards Motor Rifle "Tamanskaya" Division, former 5th Separate Guards Motor Rifle “Tamanskaya” Brigade will take part in a military parade on Red Square on May 9,” Hrytsak stated.
Besides, the SBU has information that the leadership of the so-called Wagner Group (Russian paramilitary organization) is invited on the parade dedicated to Victory Day in Moscow.
As it was reported, the SBU determined that Russian career military servicemen were involved in the attack in Mariupol in 2015.
The terrorist attack was performed using two staff multiple launcher rocket system battalions of Russia’s Armed Forces. Stepan Yaroshchuk, the Head of missile force and artillery of Russia’s Southern Military District controlled the operation from Russia’s territory. Oleksandr Tsapliuk, call sign Horets, the colonel of Russia’s Armed Forces, controlled the attack in temporarily occupied Donetsk. Maksym Vlasov, call sign Yuhra, Russia’s Armed Forces lieutenant colonel, coordinated actions of Russian rocket system battalions.
The SBU investigators determined that the 200th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade and the 2nd Guards Motor Rifle "Tamanskaya" Division were involved in the attacks.
Two Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems BM-21 Grad of Russia’s Armed Forces performed more than 1200 attacks at a peaceful city from uncontrolled missile high-explosive shells.
Earlier, on January 24, 2015, the Skhidnyi district of the city of Mariupol was subjected to massive bombardment. According to the police information, in the result of shelling 31 people were killed: 17 women, 12 men, and 2 children. 117 people received injuries of varying severity: 56 women, 49 men, and 12 children. And now some of the victims are being treated for post-effects of the shelling. More than 80 objects were damaged by shelling.
On June 22, 2016, the court has sentenced a former police officer who zeroed Grad weapons of terrorists during the shelling of the Skhidnyi district of Mariupol.
According to investigators, a 41-year-old Mariupol citizen, who previously worked in law enforcement, began collaborating with terrorists. He shared with the militants a secret information about the locations of members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations, which take part in the ATO. In the future, this information was used by terrorists for the shelling.