FSB declassified the names of Ukrainian punishers who committed atrocities during WWII subject logo: DONBASWAR
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ORYOL , 29 August 2021 , 11:48 - REGNUM

The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia, within the framework of the No Statute of Limitations project, recently declassified the names of the Ukrainians who led the executions of civilians on the territory of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War. This was announced today, August 29, by RIA Novosti.

The data was declassified by the FSB Directorate for the Oryol Region. Among the punishers who led the mass executions of civilians in the Oryol region during the Great Patriotic War, there were immigrants from Ukraine.

So, among the declassified documents there are interrogation protocols of a certain Alexander Rodin, who served in the punitive detachment "Ukrainian Company." This detachment was created in June 1942 at the direction of the commander of the German 134th Infantry Division, General Hans Schlemmer. Judging by the interrogation materials, the leadership of this detachment included natives of Ukraine.

It is known that the "Ukrainian company" was a "death brigade" - it committed atrocities in the Znamensky district of the Oryol region, where the punishers killed 170 people, including the elderly, women and babies.

The commander of this detachment was a former officer of the Red Army, Nikolai Miroshnichenko, nicknamed the Hetman. He surrendered to the Nazis in 1941. After the Victory, he was found and arrested by the state security agencies of the USSR. The military tribunal sentenced Miroshnichenko to death.

During interrogation, Rodin says that the "Ukrainian Company" consisted of four platoons: command platoon, two rifle platoons and a mortar battery. Each platoon had 12 people. The platoon was split into two squads of six people each. Rodin names the punishers from among the command staff of the "Ukrainian Company".

So, the platoon commanders were: Ivan Bayurov, Ivan Zerkal, Alexey Peresypkin. The squad leaders were: Vasily Shataev, Vasily Oskin, Semyon Ilyan. Privates: Mikhail Mironychev, Ivan Mysyakov, Alexey Chubatkin, Mikhail Mandrusov, Vasily Miroshin, Pyotr Koshkin, Afanasy Tarasov, Ivan Aksenkin and Sheremetov.

Rodin claims that in July 1942 Bayurov commanded the executions of the inhabitants of the villages of the Znamensky District of the Oryol Region. During one of the executions, Bayurov personally killed eight girls and women.

It is noteworthy that, according to Bayurov, in October 1942, the Germans sent Bayurov to a prisoner of war camp, as he got drunk and ran drunk with a revolver after German soldiers.

Rodin himself admitted that he had killed seven people, including three children under the age of eight.

"Subsequently, when the detachment completed its task set by the German command, I, among others, was enlisted as a soldier in the German army and served until February 12, 1943, fighting against the Soviet people with arms in hand," Rodin said during interrogation.

At the end of the war, Rodin wanted to flee with his family to Germany, but his wife did not agree to this, and he did not dare to go alone and remained to live in his village. The homeland eventually overtook retribution - he was charged with treason. Since he personally participated in the murder of civilian Soviet citizens, the death penalty by hanging was provided for this crime in those years.

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