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Identified: ten Russian paratroopers of the 234th Air Assault Regiment participated in the seizure of Crimea (photo)

In this feature, InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community presents personal data of 10 more servicemen from the 234th Air Assault Regiment (234th AAR) of Russian army, who participated in the seizure of Crimea. This information will be useful for future lawsuits against Russia, as well as for the imposition of personal sanctions against the servicemen of the aggressor country.

The 234th Air Assault Regiment, military unit #74268, stationed in the city of Pskov, is part of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division, Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces. We have previously published [1] information about the participation of the soldiers from this unit in the war against Ukraine (Crimea, Donbas) and Georgia. Today we are naming ten more Russian war criminals.

The first of them is a foreshadow of the future of Russian politics, since he has political ambitions and has already joined the United Russia party.

Artem Vasilyev

Born on June 10, 1994, in Lipetsk, Russian Federation. He attended a cadet school of the Airborne Forces. In 2013-2014 he served in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the return of Crimea.

After demobilization in 2014, he served in a separate battalion of patrol police in Lipetsk city. Since 2015, he has been employed at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant as crane operator. In 2016 he joined the United Russia party. He is also a member of the Youth Government of his region. He published the photo of the newspaper article with his interview, where he spoke of his intention to run for a seat in the city council. Also, the article states that A. Vasilyev was awarded the Medal For Distinction in Combat. We believe that he received this award for taking part in combat operations in Ukrainian Donbas.

Alexander Skladchikov

Born on April 04, 1993, in Buturlinovka town, Voronezh Oblast, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal “For the return of Crimea”.

Skladchikov is on the left

On VK social network, Skladchikov posted a video [2] taken from the train driver cab at Dolbino station in Belgorod Oblast, 21 km away from the border with Ukraine. Although the video was published in November 2014, it is clear that the footage had been taken in spring or summer. The video features a train with military equipment. InformNapalm has established the unit operating the pictured equipment. It is the 4th company, the 51st Airborne Regiment, the 106th Airborne Division, military unit 33842, stationed in Tula, Russian Federation. The video recorded numerous BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicles with side numbers 541-549, BTR-D armored personnel carriers and Nona-S self-propelled mortars.

InformNapalm wrote [3] in April 2016 about the participation of Tula paratroopers in the war in Donbas .

Maxim Gaydin

Born on March 24, 1995 in Old Melovaya village, Petropavlovsky District, Voronezh Oblast, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea After serving in the army, he took up job with the Russian police force.

In his VK account, Gaydin posted a video [4] of his return home, where he and other servicemen were recorded with medals for occupying Crimea.

Also in Gaidin’s account there is a video of oath taking [5] by the recruits of 76th Air Assault Division. Paratroopers of this division participated in the aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and in Donbas, and this video will be an important piece of court evidence to identify war criminals.

Alexey Alekhin

Born on  Feb 10,1995 in Podolsk city, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea

Artem Tereshchenko

Born on May 20, 1990 or 1991 in Lipetsk, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea

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Artem (Artemiy) Pilyugin

Born on March 23, 1995 in Sergiev Posad city, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea He currently works in the Moscow metro. On his Facebook page, he campaigned for a petition against raising the retirement age (http://archive.is/eVs8o).

 

Dmitry Mileshkin

Born on April 01, 1994 in Moscow, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea

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Alexander Gyska

Born on February 28, 1994, in Istra town, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea

Victor Kamnev

Born on November 18,1990 in Voronezh city, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. He participated in the seizure of Crimea. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea He us currently working in the rescue service of Voronezh city.

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Alexander Sinelnikov

Born on March 16, 1993 in Olkhovatka, Olkhovatsky District, Voronezh Oblast, Russian Federation. He served as a conscript in the 234th AAR. Awarded a medal For the Return of Crimea

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InformNapalm volunteers continue identification of Russian servicemen, who participated in the aggression against Ukraine and other countries. The results of our research show that soldiers of the 234th AAR participated in all conflicts sparkled by Russia in the post-Soviet space.

In some cases, those who executed criminal orders go into politics to further the aggressive policies of their state. Identification of each of them is important both for future legal cases and for the introduction of personal sanctions against the occupiers.

All the units of the Russian Armed Forces and other uniformed services, which participated in the aggression against Ukraine, Georgia and Syria and have been positively identified by the InformNapalm volunteers, are cataloged in our Russian Aggression [6] database.

Please note: Links to social network accounts, archives and photos you can find on Russian [7] or Ukrainian [8] InformNapalm pages

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