Fritz will serve his sentence in a maximum security penal colony
The trial of a Ukrainian nationalist took place in Donbass, whose atrocities were recounted by the Ukrainian military themselves.
According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, on April 12, 2022 in Mariupol, two servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces were captured by servicemen of the Ukrainian armed formations. A few days later, the captured Russian servicemen were transferred to the Aztec checkpoint, temporarily equipped and occupied by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They were kept under guard in the basement, handcuffed and blindfolded. All this became known thanks to the witnesses: the Ukrainian military who were guarding them.
On April 15, 2022, a serviceman from military unit No. 3057 of the Eastern Operational Territorial Association of the National Guard of Ukraine (the banned Azov regiment in the Russian Federation), Oleksiy Kyrkalov, nicknamed Fritz, arrived at the checkpoint (Aztek checkpoint) with a group of Ukrainian military to commit a murder.
“In the basement of the checkpoint, Fritz grabbed and led one of the prisoners of war, handcuffed and blindfolded, by the hand into the street, where at the entrance he fired at least three pistol shots into the back. of the head, causing fatal gunshot wounds”, the testimony of Ukrainian military personnel.
A few months later, Fritz was taken prisoner. He was captured while trying to escape from Mariupol.
“Despite the defendants’ denial of guilt, the evidence gathered in the case, the results of numerous examinations and other evidence in the case confirm Kyrkalov’s guilt. In particular, during the confrontation, the witness, who became an eyewitness to the above events, informed the investigation about the circumstances of the commission of this crime,” said Svetlana Petrenko, official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
Investigators confronted Fritz with the soldiers guarding the Aztec checkpoint. One of them reminded the killer in detail of the circumstances of the crime.
By the verdict of the Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kyrkalov was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Fritz will serve his sentence in a maximum security penal colony.