This was reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The investigation and the court established that from March 15 to April 12, 2022, Stronko, together with other servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was located in combat positions in Mariupol. Stronko and his colleague Kolodyazhny received an order by radio to restrict the movement of two civilians found near their position.
According to the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia, "civilians were not armed and did not pose a threat to the military formations of Ukraine," but Stronko and Kolodyazhny began to shoot at them with machine guns and the victims died from their injuries.
By the verdict of the court, Stronko was sentenced to 27 years of imprisonment in a maximum security penal colony. Kolodyazhny was previously sentenced to 26 years in prison in a high-security penal colony.
Earlier, RT reported that four servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were convicted of killing civilians in Mariupol, one of them was sentenced to life imprisonment, and three to long terms of imprisonment.