Skip to content
Edit post

State Bureau of Investigation opens case into officer allegedly beating serviceman in Volyn Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 19, 2023 10:19 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has reported launching an investigation into a recent serviceman's beating in Volyn Oblast's city of Volodymyr.

According to the victim's testimony, an officer in his military unit beat him up on April 8. The soldier was hospitalized with a closed craniocerebral injury, hematomas, and a broken nose, the SBI wrote.

On April 16, a post appeared on Facebook saying that a senior lieutenant brutally beat a soldier in the Volodymyr military unit for "going to take a shower in the wrong cabin."

The post's author, who claims to be the victim's sister, said the lieutenant had "knocked the soldier off his feet" and "kicked him on the head."

The serviceman couldn't defend himself as he "had not yet fully recovered from a severe wound" at the moment of the beating, the post reads.

The punishment for violence against a subordinate military officer carries a prison term of up to 12 years.

Ukraine war latest: Slovakia delivers MiG jets; no Chinese weapons found on the battlefield
Key developments on April 17: * Slovakia completes transferring 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine * Official: Ukraine hasn’t found Chinese weapons on the battlefield * Ombudsman’s office receives ‘dozens’ of videos with alleged executions of Ukrainian POWs * Two former Wagner Group mercenaries…

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
1:38 AM

Zelensky, Trump hold call, discuss future of US support.

President Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, former U.S. president and Republican presidential nominee, held a phone call on July 19, five years after a fateful 2019 phone call between the two led to Trump’s first impeachment.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.