An investigative site claims that Russian soldiers have looted houses in Ukraine and are allegedly sending stolen goods such as clothes, tools, TV sets and air conditioners by courier from Belarus to Russia.
The Hajun Project which monitors military activity on the territory of Belarus,published a three-hour recording obtained from a CCTV camera placed outside the CDEK delivery service in Mazyr, in southern Belarus.
Footage shows how Russian military personnel are allegedly shipping things they have stolen from Ukraine, Motolko Help reported. It posted a shorter video.
Looting is prohibited by international law and constitutes a war crime.
The Hajun Project monitoring group has collected data, including names, telephone numbers and addresses of individuals suspected of killing people and then stealing from them, it said.
Most of the troops who used the services of the courier company in Mazyr come from Rubtsovsk, a Siberian town of about 147,000 near the Kazakhstan border according to data.
Russian Armed Forces personnel on Saturday handed over more than two tons of goods, most of which was stolen, Hajun reported.
Hajun Project published the names, telephone numbers and contents of the packages who sent packages ranging from 50 to 450 kilograms. You can find the details here.
They sent goods to: Gornyak (Altai Krai), Chita (Zabaykalsky Krai), Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsky Krai), Omsk, Ulyanovsk, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Angarsk (Irkutsk region), Ussuriysk (Primorsky Krai), Birobidzhan (Jewish Autonomous Region), the report said.
Russian soldiers returning or redeploying from Ukraine frequently try to sell looted goods to Belarusians in southern border districts, according to interviews with multiple residents Radio Free Europe reported on April 2.
“They take the ‘trophies’ looted from Ukraine and offer to sell them to locals. Refrigerators, household appliances, tires, and whatever comes to hand,” the man, who asked only to use his first name, Ilya, told RFE/RL.