By Matthew Roscoe • 01 October 2022 • 10:59
Russian pilot Aleksandr Krasnoyartsev who bombed Chernihiv reportedly exchanged for Ukrainian prisoners of war. Image: YouTube
According to the Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov, five pilots were returned to Ukraine in exchange for the Russian pilot who bombed Chernihiv.
According to Budanov, the exchange of prisoners of war took place about 4-5 months ago but the information has only been made available now.
“We exchanged pilot Krasnoyartsev four or five months ago. We exchanged him for our pilots, if I am not mistaken for five,” Budanov said.
Krasnoyartsev was detained on March 5 after his Su-25 fighter jet made an emergency landing in the vicinity of Chernihiv. The other pilot died.
It was established that the Su-25 took part in the criminal bombing of Chernihiv buildings. In addition, the Russian soldier confessed to the murder of a civilian.
It later became known that Krasnoyartsev had participated in the war in Syria, as reported by unian.ua.
On April 24, Krasnoyartsev was notified of suspicion under Article 438 of violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder.
According to Ukrainian law, the Russian was facing up to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
just like covid this so called war is a total fraud. Witness the kalergi plan in action people..
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.