InformNapalm international intelligence community believes that Russian war criminals should be punished inexorably, but their identification should be approached very carefully so that it is the guilty ones who are punished. That is why we are publishing this report.
On May 25-26, a photograph of a Russian occupier robbing apartments in Kyiv Oblast was shared by many Telegram channels. He accidentally photographed himself with a Polaroid in the town of Irpin.
During the occupation of Irpin, Kyiv Oblast, a Russian serviceman robbed an apartment of a local resident and accidentally left a photo of himself. The marauder took a selfie with a Polaroid camera, probably not knowing that the picture develops over time, and left it in the apartment. The owner of the property, Valeria, told Ukrayinska Pravda about this.
A little later, on May 26, news appeared in the media: “Selfie lover”: Russian soldier who robbed apartment in Irpin identified (archive). The publication notes: “Today we saw the news that an occupier robbed an apartment in Irpin and, while escaping, left the owners a photo of his, to put it mildly, not very pleasant face taken with their Polaroid. With the help of artificial intelligence, we managed to identify this selfie lover, – informed the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov”.According to Fedorov and his artificial intelligence program, the face in the picture belongs to a certain Nikita Tretyakov from Rostov-on-Don in Russia, screenshots of his page in social media and photos are provided in the post.
InformNapalm international intelligence community does not have artificial intelligence but has many years of experience in the field of OSINT and facial recognition of Russian military personnel. Our volunteers doubted the similarity between the face in the photo from Irpin and the face of the “identified” Tretyakov and decided to conduct their own investigation. Its result refutes the version of the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
Using OSINT, InformNapalm volunteers identified a Russian serviceman Pavel Dmitrievich Pilantov who was born on September 17, 1996 in the village of Medved, Novgorod Oblast, INN 531905884738, SNILS 172937350994. His pages on social networks: https://vk.com/id344246173 (https://archive.ph/wip/mPS89) and https://instagram.com/pilantov.
According to his accounts in social media, Pavel Pilantov graduated from high school in St. Petersburg. After being called up for military service, he was assigned to the 242nd training center for the training of junior specialists of the Airborne Forces in Omsk, after which he continued to serve in the airborne troops. In recent years and to this day, he has served in the 104th Airborne Assault Regiment (military unit 32515) of the 76th Airborne Division based in the village of Cheryokha, Pskov Oblast.
Different addresses used by Pavel Pilantov:
— Novgorod Oblast, Shimsky Raion, Medved village, Sasha Kulikov Street, 3, Apt. 7
— Pskov Oblast, Ostrovsky Raion, Ostrov town, Lenina Street, 5, Apt. 25
— Pskov Oblast, Pskov Raion, Cheryokha village, Military unit 32515.
The wife of the occupier, Alyona Kuzmina, was born on February 17, 1999, a native of the Pskov Oblast, https://vk.com/id346493016 (https://archive.ph/wip/vbbeH)
The father of the occupier is Dmitry Pilantov, was born on January 1, 1975. His the place of residence is St. Petersburg but the address of registration is in the village of Medved in Novgorod Oblast https://vk.com/id65971495 (https://archive.ph/wip/iNIT0) https://ok.ru/profile/305271176278 (https://archive.ph/wip/p6lYR)
The mother of the occupier is Zhanna Pilantova-Konopleva, was born on May 3, 1971, the place of residence is St. Petersburg. Born in Chernyakhovsk in Kaliningrad Oblast https://vk.com/id26556080 (https://archive.ph/wip/Dmd3w) https://ok.ru/profile/ 346563460111 (https://archive.ph/wip/zVvW5)
Interestingly, in the database of the Russian bailiff service, you can find many enforcement proceedings against Pavel Pilantov – both in his native Novgorod region and in Pskov, where he serves. Apparently, this unfortunate paratrooper took the war with Ukraine as an opportunity to improve his financial situation.
The OSINT investigation was conducted by Olga Novikova and Irakli Komaxidze especially for InformNapalm.
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