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Former police officer involved in bombardment of Hroza village faces charge of treason


Former police officer involved in bombardment of Hroza village faces charge of treason

Former police officer Dmytro Mamon, suspected of guiding a Russian missile at the village of Hroza in Kharkiv Oblast, has been charged with high treason.

Source: Department of Internal Security of the National Police of Ukraine; State Bureau of Investigation; Office of the Prosecutor General, and a source in law enforcement agencies

Quote from the Department of Internal Security of the National Police: “Internal security officers of the National Police found that a former law enforcement officer, during the occupation of the Kupiansk district in 2022, went to work for the occupiers’ ‘people’s police’. There, he served at checkpoints and seized cars for the needs of the aggressor army. After the liberation, he fled to Russia, where he continues to serve. For this, he was served another notice of suspicion in absentia in Ukraine.”

Details: Law enforcement reports do not specify the name of the suspect, but according to UP, it is Dmytro Mamon.

According to the investigation, in the summer of 2022, during the occupation of Kupiansk, the suspect voluntarily defected to the Russians. He became the “acting inspector of the road patrol service of the State Road Safety Inspectorate” in the so-called “Department of Internal Affairs of the Temporary Civil Administration in Kharkiv Oblast”.

The suspect was on duty at Russian checkpoints, unreasonably stopping and seizing cars from civilians.

Later, he received a new “position” from the Russians and became an “inspector (of the road patrol service) of 1st Platoon of a separate company of the traffic police of the State Road Safety Inspectorate”.

Before the liberation of Kharkiv Oblast, the suspect and his brother Volodymyr fled to Russia. Both brothers were dismissed from the Ukrainian police.

In October 2023, the Mamon brothers were notified of suspicion of launching a rocket attack on a cafe in the village of Hroza, Kupiansk district. The attack killed 59 civilians and injured five others.

An indictment on high treason is pending in court against the older brother, Volodymyr.


  • On 5 October, the Russians attacked a cafe in the village of Hroza, Kupiansk district, Kharkiv Oblast, as a wake for a fallen soldier was taking place there.

  • Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said the strike was so precise that it is suspected that the attack was guided by a local resident.

  • Russian forces may have struck the Hroza cafe thinking that Ukrainian soldiers were there, but those present were all civilians, the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office noted.

  • Vasily Nebenzya, the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said at a meeting of the Security Council on Monday 9 October that the funeral of a “high-ranking Ukrainian nationalist” was being held in the village of Hroza. Serhii Bolvinov, Head of the Kharkiv Police Investigation Department, denied Nebenzya’s statement about “Ukrainian neo-Nazis” in Hroza.

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