In response to the attack of Russian armed forces on Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea, InformNapalm international volunteer community is publishing information about officers and pilots of the 55th Separate Helicopter Regiment (military unit #35666, based in Korenovsk, Krasnodar Krai). Combat helicopters from this regiment attacked the Ukrainian ships in international waters.
Earlier, InformNapalm determined that the Ukrainian ships and tugboat were attacked by the Ka-52 helicopters from this unit.
Наши корабли в нейтральных водах были атакованы российскими вертолетами Ка-52 55-ого отдельного полка армейской авиации (авиабаза Кореновка, Краснодарский край)
After that we started looking for information about officers and pilots from this unit who may be involved in the attack. We are publishing a complete list of military personnel who may be prosecuted or be called as witnesses in future court trials of the attack on Ukrainian sailors.
The presented data is the result of the work of volunteers who, through open source intelligence (OSINT), collected and analyzed a large array of information. In total, the list includes 55 Russian military, including the command and pilot officers of the Helicopter Regiment from Korenovsk. We also found photos of the 24 officers.
- Regiment Commander Colonel Sukhodolsky, Evgeny Viktorovich
- Deputy regiment Commander Lieutenant Colonel Oreshenkov, Yury Anatolievich
- Deputy Commander on electronic warfare Lieutenant Colonel Peikrishvili, Nikolai Davidovich
Date of birth: Feb 3rd 1973. Originally from the city of Telavi (Georgia) where at that time the 793rd Separate Transport and Combat Helicopter Regiment was based. Now he lives in Korenovsk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
Education: graduated from the school #8 in Telavi in 1990; graduated from the flight operational department of the Ufa Higher Military Aviation School in 1994.
Service record: N. Peikrishvili’s officer career began in the helicopter unit in Korenovsk where he was assigned to after graduating from the military school. In 1999, he actively participated in the second Chechen war; in 2003-2004, he took part in the UNAMSIL mission in Africa. Since 2014, he has held the position of deputy commander of the 55th Helicopter Regiment responsible for work with personnel. Also after the death of the Regiment Commander Colonel Habbibulin in Syria, Lieutenant Colonel Peikrishvili was mentioned as the acting Commander of this military unit.
Family (lives in Korenovsk, 38-53 Tsiolkovsky St.):
– wife: Svetlana Y. Peikrishvili, born on June 30, 1975;
– son: Yustin Nikolaevich Peikrishvili, born on March 17, 1998.
Parents (live in Tikhoretsk Raion, village Alekseevskaya, 37 Kochubey St.):
– father: David Nikolaevich Peikrishvili, born on March 10, 1944;
– mother: Nina Alekseevna Peikrishvili, born on August 13, 1950.
Brother – Gennady (George) Peikrishvili, head of the rescue service unit of the 55th Helicopter Regiment, senior warrant officer, telephone 89284369480;
– brother’s wife – Svetlana Yurievna Peikrishvili, born on April 10, 1975;
– daughter – Angelica Gennadievna Peikrishvili, born on November 11, 1994;
– daughter – Anastasia Gennadievna Peikrishvili, born on May 12, 1999.
The live in the city of Korenovsk, 38-36 Tsiolkovsky Street.
Note: InformNapalm has detailed information about the listed Russian officers, however, it chooses to reveal only part of it at this time.
- Deputy regiment commander for flight training Lieutenant Colonel Sklyankin, Alexander Viktorovich
- Deputy regiment Commander head engineer Colonel Kharchenko, Eduard Mikhailovich
- Chief of staff of the regiment Lt. Colonel Efremov, Oleg Alekseevich
- Deputy chief of staff Major Grigorenko, Sergey Sergeevich
Squadron of Mi-28N / Mi-35M
- Helicopter squadron Commander Major Zhukov, Roman Alexandrovich
- Helicopter squadron Deputy Commander, Major R.A. Kushnirenko
- Chief of staff of the helicopter squadron Major V. Voitenko
- Navigator of the helicopter squadron Major G. Kurbanov.
- Commander of the Mi-28N helicopter unit Major Gundorov, Sergey
- Commander of the Mi-28N helicopter Captain Seimov, Anton Vladimirovich
- Commander of the Mi-28N helicopter Captain N.Yu. Volontir
- Commander of the Mi-35M helicopter Captain A. Skidarchuk
- Operator of the Mi-35M helicopter Senior Lieutenant S.A. Shehurdin
- Operator of the Mi-35M helicopter Senior Lieutenant A.V. Mitin
The Ka-52 Squadron
- Helicopter squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Drozd, Yury Anatolevich
- Helicopter squadron mavigator Captain G.A. Yefremov
- Chief of staff of the helicopter squadron Major D.A. Polupanov
The Mi-8 Squadron
- Helicopter squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Kogutnitsky, Oleg Leonidovich
- Helicopter squadron Deputy Commander Major A.S. Fomintsev
- Chief of staff of the helicopter squadron Captain O.N. Khobakovsky
- Squadron navigator Captain A.N. Lyashenko
- Squadron engineer Major A. A. Tkachuk
- Commander of the Mi-8 helicopter Senior Lieutenant Zabrodsky, Sergey
Management and Services
- Chief of the flight and tactical training Colonel Azorkin, Alexander Yurievich
- Head of the Flight Training Center, Senior Lieutenant Cherkashin, Denis
- Deputy Commander for physical training Major Tikhonov, Alexey Vladimirovich
- Senior Regimental Officer Senior Lieutenant Chekhov, Ruslan Vasilievich
- Deputy Chief of staff Major Shigida, Eduard Anatolievich
- Deputy Chief of staff for Communications navigator Major Khristenko, Andrei Anatolievich
- Senior assistant of the Chief of staff Major Khlynov, Evgeny Ernestovich
- Head of the command post Major Myasnikov, Mikhail Sergeevich
- Chief Security officer Captain Kolomiytsev, Alexander Eduardovich
- Security officer Warrant officer Gubanova, Svetlana Anatolievna
- Chief of the regiment intelligence, Captain Kirichenko, Stanislav Vladimirovich
- Chief of the flight safety Captain Obyezchikov, Maxim Sergeevich
- Senior Navigator Lieutenant Colonel Dus, Viktor Fedorovich
- Head of the Rescue and Paratroopers unit Captain Lyapunov, Georgy Alekseevich
- Chief medical officer Captain Panchenko, Vladimir Nikolaevich
- Head of the NBC Protection unit Major Zhilyakov, Vladimir Alexandrovich
- Chief of the weather service Major Sypchenko, Dmitry Pavlovich
- Head of vehicle and energy services Captain Boguslavsky, Alexander Sergeevich
- Head of airport services Captain Druzhinin, Andrei Nikolaevich,
- Chief of the aviation weaponry service Captain Morozov, Aleksey Leonidovich
- Head of the airfield engineering service Lieutenant Colonel Medvedev, Dmitry Sergeevich
- Head of the fuel service station, Lieutenant Markov, Alexey Valerievich
- Head of clothing and food services Senior Lieutenant Belokobylsky, Sergei Nikolaevich
- Head of the flight management group Lieutenant Colonel Volkov, Andrei Vladimirovich
- Communications Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sharkov, Sergey Valerievich
- Airfield service Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Chernyak, Alexander Yakovlevich
- Guards Company Commander Major Igumnov, Sergey Leonidovich
- Head of the aviation maintenance unit Major Igumnov, Sergey Leonidovich
- Head of the vehicle maintenance unit Captain Valyaev, Andrey Nikolaevich
The 55th Separate Sevastopol Order of Kutuzov of the 2nd degree Helicopter Regiment, military unit 35666 (Krasnodar Krai, Korenovsk, Korenovsk airfield), former the 393rd Helicopter Base.
The Mi-28N, Mi-28UB, Mi-35M, Ka-52, and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters are in service. They expect to receive Mi-28NM. There are total of 120 flight crew members in the regiment.
At the beginning of 2018 the unit had:
10 pieces of Mi-35M (tail numbers 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40)
12 pieces of Mi-28N and Mi-28UB (tail numbers 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, and 12)
17 pieces of Mi-8AMTSH (tail numbers 41, 42, 44, 47, 46, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 62, and 63)
12 pieces of Ka-52 (tail numbers 70, 71, 72, 73 and so on).
The helicopter regiment consists of an aircraft training complex (Mi-28, Ka-52) to train pilots, engineers and technician. In January 2018, regiment trained specialists in aircraft armament, paratroopers, and aircraft and engine maintenance technicians.
In August 2008, the Korenovsk helicopter unit took an active part in the hostilities against Georgia.
This publication was prepared specially for InformNapalm.
Translated by Gek, edited by Svitlana Kemblowski
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