Journalist, co-founder of Meduza, and one of the authors of the Support Service project, Ilya Krasilshchik, published two documents from the materials of the criminal case that was initiated against him in Russia under an article about “fakes” about the Russian army.
The documents are two letters. One - on behalf of the first deputy head of the main investigative department Yu.A. Tyutyunnik. In the letter, he addresses the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff, Colonel-General Sergei Rudsky, with a request to answer the question - “have there been intentional killings of the civilian population of Ukraine, including in the city of Bucha?”
Instead of Rudsky, he was given the deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate, Lieutenant General Igor Dylevsky. No, there were no deliberate killings in Bucha, says Dylevsky.
“Intentional killings of the civilian population of Ukraine, including the city of Bucha, Kyiv region, were not committed by servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Distributed by citizen Dyer I.I. information that allegedly testifies to the crimes of Russian military personnel in the indicated settlement is false, which was also reported during a briefing by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense on April 3, 2022.”
Apparently, this is how the Investigative Committee argues for the “falsity” of the statements of those against whom cases are brought about “fake” about Russian crimes in Ukraine. And for guilty verdicts, the answer “no, there were no murders” is enough.
The criminal case under article 207.4, part 1 against Ilya Krasilshchik became known in April 2022 - because of the post about Bucha. For this, he faces up to 3 years in prison. He left Russia after the invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine and is not going to return.