Bloodthirsty Monsters of Motyzhyn gang forced mum to watch as they killed son

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An evil gang who forced a heartbroken mum to watch them as they shot dead her son in Ukraine have been named.

The bloodthirsty group of eight Russian troops, known as the “Monsters of Motyzhyn", have been accused of torturing civilians during the horror attack.

The soldiers, which include men from the private military Wagner Group, are thought to be behind a minimum of 14 war crimes in the besieged country.

Mayor Olga Sukhenko, her husband Igor and her son Alexander were allegedly abducted on March 23. Their bodies were tragically found in a shallow grave the following month.

It was reported that a fourth body was also located but the person remains unknown at this time, reports The Sun.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, formally identified the men who are said to be responsible for the horror ordeal.

Venediktova said in Facebook Post: "Kyiv Oblast and Kyiv-Sviatoshyn district prosecutors and the Security Service of Ukraine have identified those responsible for the atrocities committed in Motyzhyn:

  • Senior lieutenant Oleg Krikunov – platoon commander from the 37th Separate Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army;
  • Sergeant Chingis Gonchikov – branch commander, combat vehicle commander from the 37th Separate Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army;
  • Sergeant Alexandr Vanchikov – division commander from the 37th Separate Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army;
  • Sergeant Magomedmirza Suleymanov – combat vehicle commander from the 37th Separate Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army;
  • Senior lieutenant Vitaliy Dmitriev – platoon commander from the 37th Separate Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army;
  • Sergey Sazanov – Wagner mercenary;
  • Sergey Sazonov – command vehicle driver from the Wagner Group;
  • Aleksandr Stupnitskiy – reconnaissance and communications officer from the 1st Reconnaissance and Assault Platoon of the 1st Reconnaissance and Assault Company of the Wagner Group.

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The mayor and her family were tortured at a Russian base as troops attempted to uncover information about the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defence forces, the Prosecutor General said.

"First, they shot at the son’s leg right before his mother’s eyes, then they killed him by shooting him in the head," Venediktova added.

“The entire family died from multiple gunshot wounds.

“Consider the reason for another murder: one of their victims was shot in the head just because she was wearing black."

It has been reported that the suspects allegedly killed two members of the Patriot civil society organisation as well.

Three others managed to survive the ordeal including a volunteer who was attempting to bring humanitarian aid to civilians in Motyzhyn.

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