On 27 January 2022, a mass shooting occurred at a Pivdenmash factory in Dnipro, Ukraine. Five people were killed and five others injured.[2]

2022 Dnipro shooting
LocationDnipro, Ukraine
Date27 January 2022 (2022-01-27)
WeaponsAKS-74U[1]
Deaths5
Injured5
AccusedArtemiy Yuryovich Riabchuk

Shooting edit

The killings occurred on 27 January 2022, at about 3:40 a.m. in the city of Dnipro, as guards began handing out weapons to the servicemen at Pivdenmash factory.[3] A National Guard of Ukraine conscript armed with a reported AK-47 assault rifle[4][1] shot dead four male servicemen and one civilian woman,[a] and wounded five others. Two soldiers of the twenty-two soldiers present managed to escape and call an ambulance and policemen. The shooter fled the scene with his weapon. At about 9.30 am, he was detained in the town of Pidhorodne after he reported himself to the police.[6][1]

Investigation edit

The State Bureau of Investigation launched criminal proceedings against officials of the National Guard of Ukraine.[7]

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine created a special investigative commission, which is authorized to establish the causes of the tragedy.[8]

Accused edit

According to law enforcement agencies, Artemiy Riabchuk, a National Guard of Ukraine serviceman from the Odesa Oblast, born in 2001, was the one who had shot at the servicemen. The State Bureau of Investigation informed the detainee of suspicion of murder, desertion, and theft of weapons. A possible terrorist motive is not to be ruled out.[9]

According to one lawmaker, Riabchuk had been bullied in the past.[5]

Aftermath edit

As a result of the shooting, 5 people were killed and 5 others were seriously injured.[10] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the shooting as "terrible" and extended messages of empathy to the victims' families.[1][11] Over 40 National Guard members initiated a program to help victims receive blood donations.[5]

Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine Mykola Balan resigned in response.[12]

Judicial proceedings edit

On January 28, 2022, the Kirovsky District Court of the city of Dnipro ordered Artemiy Ryabchuk to be detained without bail for a period of 60 days.[13]

On March 11, 2022, Artemiy Ryabchuk's pretrial detention was extended until May 9, 2022.[14]

Notes edit

  1. ^ A video has surfaced alleging that the woman was shot after she refused to open a door for him.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Ukraine: Conscript soldier kills 5, injures 5 in Dnipro | DW | 27.01.2022". DW.COM. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "Ukraine says 5 dead after serviceman opens fire at factory". The Straits Times. January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ agencies, Staff and (January 27, 2022). "Five dead in Ukraine after national guardsman opens fire at military factory". the Guardian. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "Five Ukrainian National Guards Die In Shooting, Suspect Detained". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Ukraine: Conscript shoots dead five at aerospace factory". BBC News. January 27, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "Розстріл у Дніпрі: у МВС розповіли нові подробиці". www.ukrinform.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "Розпочато кримінальні провадження щодо посадових осіб Нацгвардії України". www.gp.gov.ua. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Розстріл у Дніпрі: у МВС створили спеціальну слідчу комісію". www.ukrinform.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  9. ^ "Затримання стрілка на Дніпропетровщині: у ДБР повідомили деталі". Радіо Свобода (in Ukrainian). Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  10. ^ "Нацгвардієць Артемій Рябчук розстріляв п'ятьох людей. Що відомо про нього та мотиви". BBC News Україна (in Ukrainian). Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  11. ^ Katharina Krebs, Radina Gigova and Tara John. "Ukrainian soldier kills 5 in shooting rampage at military factory". CNN. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  12. ^ "Командувач Нацгвардії подав у відставку через стрілянину в Дніпрі". www.ukrinform.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  13. ^ "Нацгвардійця Рябчука, який розстріляв людей у Дніпрі, суд взяв під арешт без права застави". Українська правда (in Ukrainian). Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  14. ^ "В Днепре продлили содержание под стражей стрелку с Южмаша". Информатор Днепр (in Russian). March 12, 2022. Retrieved July 28, 2022.

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