Khudoba fully admitted his guilt and regretted his act.
The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic handed down a sentence against a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yan Khudoba, who served as a sniper in the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“On March 8, 2022, Khudoba, armed with a Zbroyar Z-10 sniper rifle, took up a position near the Mariupol kindergarten. He saw through the scope an unarmed man walking down Gonda street. He was dressed as a civilian with no outward signs of belonging to any of the parties to the armed conflict. In order to demonstrate his superiority and intimidate the local population, based on ideological and political hatred, Khudoba shot a man in the back, as a result, the victim fell on the road,” he said in detail of the case, the official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko.
But the matter did not end there: Khudoba approached his victim and, seeing that the victim was alive, shot him again in the stomach. The man died instantly from his injuries.
“Khudoba fully admitted his guilt and repented of his act,” the court noted.
Recall that among those who surrendered from Azovstal, employees of the Investigative Committee, the FSB and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia identified 12 war criminals. They were found guilty of committing the crimes set forth in the articles “cruel treatment of the civilian population and use of means and methods prohibited in an armed conflict” and “murder motivated by hatred and political and ideological enmity.”
According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, military personnel of the VFU are already among the defendants in criminal cases: Oleg Zavaletsky, Nazariy Moroz, Sergey Makeev, Sergey Gritsiv, Yuri Kucheryavenko, Andrey Petrenko, Yan Khudoba, Anton Cherednik, Anton Baidrakov, Vitaly Prokopchuk, Roman Kosynka, as well as the commander of the 501st Separate Marine Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Nikolai Biryukov. Some of them have already been sentenced to various prison terms.
It was also established that about 70% of the houses were seriously damaged by Ukrainian armed formations in Mariupol, and 20% of the houses cannot be restored.