Butcher of Bucha: Russian paratrooper named as being near execution

Butcher of Bucha ‘revealed’: Russian paratrooper is named as being close to scene where up to nine Ukrainians were executed in cold blood

  • Russian paratrooper ‘identified’ who was close to the scene of alleged execution 
  • Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was ‘outed’ by independent Russian media IStories 
  • A CCTV sequence from Bucha is some of the most disturbing of the war, showing nine men being marched at gunpoint by Russian paratroopers 

A Russian paratrooper spotted close to the scene of an alleged execution of up to nine Ukrainians in Bucha has been ‘identified’.

Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was ‘outed’ by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local.

The sequence is some of the most disturbing of the war, showing nine men being marched at gunpoint by Russian paratroopers.

Eight witnesses told reporters that the captive Ukrainians were ordered to a point where gunshots were heard.

Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was ‘outed’ by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local

Newly-uncovered CCTV footage shows two Russian paratroopers escorting a line of nine Ukrainian territorial defence volunteers who had surrendered to an office building in the city of Bucha where eight of them were later found dead

Now IStories – or Important Stories – claims to have used facial recognition software to identify one of Russian soldiers whose picture was published

At least eight were killed, according to newly uncovered drone footage and photographic evidence highlighted in an investigation by the US newspaper.

Now IStories – or Important Stories – claims to have used facial recognition software to identify one of Russian soldiers whose picture was published.

It cannot be established that he was a member of the execution squad, but The New York Times shows his face as a Russian paratrooper ‘occupying Bucha around the same time the group of men were executed’ on 4 March, and caught on camera close to the address where the men were brutally killed.

Atantayev’s face matched ‘to a high degree of probability’ the soldier seen in the newspaper’s image, according to facial recognition software, IStories reported.

Atantayev’s face matched ‘to a high degree of probability’ the soldier seen in the newspaper’s image, according to facial recognition software, IStories reported

Atantayev is subscribed to numerous social media groups related to the army, weapons and martial arts

Originally from Magadan in the Russian Far East, his social media shows to be a resident of Pskov, in northwestern Russia, famous as home to some of the country’s most elite paratroopers.

In particular, the city is the base of the 104th and 234th airborne assault regiments – military units 32515 and 74268, respectively.

Both were present in Bucha before Russian forces retreated, according to reports.

Atantayev is subscribed to numerous social media groups related to the army, weapons and martial arts.

In 2017, seeking to improve housing conditions, he filed a lawsuit against the Russian Ministry of Defense in the Pskov court.

Originally from Magadan in the Russian Far East, his social media shows to be a resident of Pskov, in northwestern Russia, famous as home to some of the country’s most elite paratroopers

He wanted ‘recognition’ that his wife Tatiana Chesnak’s (pictured) daughter from a previous relationship was part of his household 

He wanted ‘recognition’ that his wife Tatiana Chesnak’s daughter from a previous relationship was part of his household.

He was identified as a ‘servicemen’ and the legal action was apparently to secure better housing.

The last time Atantayev visited his VK social media profile was on April 12.

IStories contacted his wife who refused to put journalists in contact with her husband.

She claimed The New York Times article was ‘definitely fake’.

‘Look for yourself, the soldiers there are clean-shaven,’ she said.

‘Do you think they went there like that?

‘Therefore, it is not clear where they took these photos at all.’

In the footage, some Ukrainian captives are hunched, clasping the belts of those in front.

He was identified as a ‘servicemen’ and the legal action was apparently to secure better housing

IStories contacted his wife who refused to put journalists in contact with her husband

Others are seen with their hands over their heads.

A Russian ordered one of the Ukrainians: ‘Walk to the right, bitch.’

The bodies were seen on the ground at the side of an office building at 144 Yablunska Street.

Russia repeatedly accused the West of inventing the scenes of multiple atrocities in Bucha.

It was claimed that the images were concocted to discredit the Russian military.

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