Soldiers of Russian military units 43734 (Main Intelligence Directorate for Southern Military District)) and military unit 42352 (51st Division of Air Defense Forces) were liquidated in Mariupol. Captain Konstantin Druzhkov, who previously took an active part in the aggression against Ukraine in the Donbas and managed to marry in 2018 in Donetsk, since 2014 occupied by Russian troops, was identified among the killed invaders. Read more below.
On March 20, 2022, the Azov Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine announced the destruction in Mariupol of the special operations force groups of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and a military unit from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (Northern Caucasus). The fighters of the Azov regiment published a photo of documents (post 1, post 2) found on the killed Russian occupiers. Videos of the combat clash also appeared online (video 1, video 2).
Volunteer and OSINT investigator of InformNapalm international intelligence community Irakli Komakhidze noticed these photos and videos, which included the record book of military unit 43734. It was interesting that there was no information about this unit was in the public domain, but according to preliminary data, this unit looked like one of the intelligence outfits of the GRU for the Southern Military District of Russia.
Among the published documents there is an ID of the combat vehicle commander and a pass to the headquarters of the Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) of the 1st level of security clearance in the name of Captain Druzhkov Konstantin Valerievich (Дружков Константин Валерьевич). One of his documents also indicates another military unit 42352 – this is the 51st Air Defense Division of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Russian Armed Forces, with headquarters located in the city of Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast of Russia.
Volunteers analyzed his photographs, contacts and publications and established that Konstantin Druzhkov used the nickname “Konstantin Dzhugashvili” and was born on November 30, 1988 in St. Petersburg. He graduated from Yaroslavl Higher Military School of Air Defense and/or St. Petersburg Higher Military School of Radio Electronics. Duty station: assigned to military unit 42352, 51st Air Defense Division, but actually served in the intelligence department of the GRU at the headquarters of the Southern Military District. From there, he made several duty tours to the occupied Donbas.
P.S. We can now notify his relatives of the occupier’s death.
Wife: since 2018, Konstantin Druzhkov has been married to Kristina Vecherya, born on December 15, 1994, who lives in the occupied city of Donetsk, Ukraine.
Data supplement from 03/21/2022
Another liquidated GRU special forces soldier has been identified. Sergeant Aselderov Shamil Magomedovich (Асельдеров Шамиль Магомедович).
Born: September 18, 1996. Dagestaniani by nationality, originally from the village of Soldato-Aleksandrovskoye, Stavropol Krai, Russia.
Social media accounts: https://vk.com/id188564975 ( https://archive.md/wip/WZnK2 )
Taking into account the information received from a number of our sources, including the mention of “military unit 43734” (no information on it was available in open sources) and “Kabardino-Balkaria”, we assumed that we are dealing with a new military unit of the GRU, which was recently formed to replace the dissolved 346th Special Operations Brigade of the GRU (it existed during the winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014) in Nalchik.
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