“Sergei Surovikin is one of many Russian military commanders who knew or should have known of the abuse and no effective means to prevent or punish those directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds, perhaps thousands of innocent civilians in Syria.” Didn’t take action.”
In October 2022, the United Nations (UN) published a report on human rights violations committed by the Russian Armed Forces under the command of General Sergei Surovikin during a special military operation in Ukraine. In the report, the United Nations stated that Russian forces bombed areas of civilian residences. The report further stated,
“We have documented patterns of summary execution, unlawful confinement, torture, abuse, rape and other sexual violence in areas occupied by Russian troops in the four areas covered by the report. Most of the violations were identified, with Ukrainian forces in some cases also violated international humanitarian law, including two incidents that qualify as war crimes.”
, Allegations of illegally selling arms and ammunition: When Sergei Surovikin was posted as a major at the Russian Military Academy MV Frunze in 1995, he was arrested by the Russian Army Intelligence for illegally selling arms and ammunition to other officers attending a course at the Military Academy. was arrested for supplying and supplying; However, after interrogating Sergei for a few days, Russian intelligence closed the case as they could not find any conclusive evidence against him. In an interview, Sergei Fridinsky, the then Deputy Director of Intelligence, said,
“Being a student of the Frunze Military Academy, he was found guilty by the Military Court of the Moscow Garrison of aiding in the acquisition and sale, as well as of carrying firearms and ammunition without the proper permit (Article 17, Part 1, Article 218 ) of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR. He was sentenced to a year’s probation. Major Surovikin agreed to hand over a pistol to a colleague from another course, which was supposed to be used for participation in the competition. The chief, with unknown true intentions, carried out the order. During interrogation, Sergei Surovikin said that he was sure that he was not doing anything illegal. When the investigation found that the officer was established, the charges were dropped. was granted and the sentence was rescinded.”
, Allegation of assault on fellow officer: In March 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Viktor Chibizov, a Russian army officer who served under Sergei Surovikin, accused Sergei of resorting to violence against him after Sergei learned that Viktor had voted for another presidential candidate. did. Vladimir Putin,
, Allegations of a senior Russian army officer committing suicide in his presence: According to sources, Colonel Andrey Shtkal, who was deputy commander of the 34th Motorized Rifle Division for Arms, killed himself with his service weapon in his office in front of his commander, Sergei Surovikin, when Sergei attacked him during one of the other military Humiliated in front of employees. Inspection After the death of Colonel Shtkal, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) set up an investigative body, which closed the case after finding no evidence about the involvement of Sergei Surovikin in the death of Colonel Shtkal.