SSU investigates russian general responsible for missile attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure

The SSU has collected evidence against russian major general Robert Baranov, the head of the main computing center of the general staff of the russian armed forces.

According to the investigation, the general’s division is responsible for accuracy of russian missile strikes on Ukraine.

Baranov’s subordinates are programming the trajectories of cruise and ballistic missiles to avoid our air defences and are specifying targets to be hit by the missile weapons.

The enemy is using the unit’s capabilities for guiding Kalibr, Kh-101/555 cruise missiles and Iskander ballistic missiles.

The aggressor clearly understands that it is programming a significant portion of russian weapons for strikes on Ukraine’s peaceful, civilian infrastructure.

When preparing air attacks on our country, Baranov’s unit compares the coordinates of targets received from the russian general staff command with the locations of civilian facilities on the maps.

In this way, the russians are deliberately hitting Ukrainian civilian targets.

Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale aggression, at least 520 children have been killed, including by missiles programmed to hit civilian infrastructure.

Based on the evidence, SSU investigators notified Baranov of suspicion in absentia under Articles 28.2, 438.1, 438.2 of the CCU (violation of laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder).

The Service has also identified 30 of his subordinates who are directly involved in crimes against Ukraine.

The material collected by the SSU will be used by the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court in the investigation of russian war crimes.

The SSU is working to find and punish each of the war criminals.

The investigation was carried out under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office.