"I committed a cruel crime against the corpse of a DPR soldier ... I allowed myself to take his body, put him in a chair and abuse him, inserting a katana into it in order to intimidate the advancing forces, "he told RIA Novosti.

According to Shtukin, he stole a Japanese sword from a private house.

Earlier, the DPR Supreme Court issued a verdict in a criminal case against a soldier of the Azov battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry Smithia, who was found guilty of murder, as well as cruel treatment of the civilian population and the use of prohibited means and methods in an armed conflict.

"Azov" is an organization recognized as a terrorist organization by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 02.08.2022.