Maksimov Serhiy Viktorovych – Commander of the 138th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 6th All-Military Army of the Western Military District of the Russian Federation. Ironically, the colonel was born in Uzhgorod in Transcarpathia. He arrived in Kharkiv region to kill Ukrainians. He was in charge of artillery and missile divisions with weapons.
Prosecutors of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office and SBU investigators found that on March 26, this Russian commander ordered his subordinates to use a heavy TOS-1 Pinocchio flamethrower system on residential areas in the villages of Mala Rohan and Vilkhivka. Fire from incendiary shells from the installation was fired on peaceful houses. He knew for sure that there were no military facilities there. In addition, the use of such weapons in civilian areas is generally prohibited by international law.