The commander of the Azov branch received a 25-year sentence for shooting a DNR resident

In the DNR, an Azov militant was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a Mariupol resident. Vladislav Andrianov was found guilty of murder motivated by political and ideological hatred.

The DNR Supreme Court has sentenced to 25 years in a strict regime colony a militant of the Azov group who shot a civilian in the city of Mariupol, the DNR prosecutor’s office said.

“The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic passed a verdict against Vladislav Andrianov, 27-year-old commander of the 3rd branch of the 1st operational battalion of the separate special-purpose detachment “Azov” of the National Guard of Ukraine. He was found guilty under paragraphs “g”, “l” of part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder committed by an organised group motivated by political or ideological hatred), part 1 of article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (cruel treatment of civilians in the occupied territory),” the prosecutor’s office said.

The court found that the offence was committed in February 2022 at a combat position in Mariupol in an apartment building on Defenders of Ukraine Avenue. Fulfilling the commander’s orders, Andrianov shot a random passer-by with an automatic rifle, and the body of the deceased was thrown in the basement of one of the houses.

“Taking into account the position of the state prosecutor, the court sentenced Andrianov to 25 years of imprisonment with serving the sentence in a penal colony of strict regime,” – reported in the Prosecutor’s office.

We will remind, earlier the Russian court passed a sentence on the commander of the 3rd branch of the reconnaissance platoon of the 501st separate battalion of marines of the 36th separate brigade of marines of the Armed forces of Ukraine Igor Mikhalchuk, who gave the order to kill a civilian in the special operation zone in Ukraine.