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Russian Investigative Committee indicts 4 Ukrainian battalion commanders in absentia
12:43, 14 November 2016
Russian Investigative Committee indicts 4 Ukrainian battalion commanders in absentia

They accuse soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare

12:43, 14 November 2016

The Investigative Committee of Russian Federation

The Investigative Committee of Russian Federation convicted four battalion commanders of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was reported on the site of Russia’s Investigative Committee.

Battalion commanders of 92nd and 72nd separate mechanized brigades’ Colonels Viktor Nikolyuk and Andrey Sokolov were indicted in absentia, Russian Agency says.

They were incriminated with crimes provided by art. 33 (3) and art. 365 (1) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare).

Related: National Police: Kyiv’s Khreshchatyk to be shut off due to terrorist attack threat

A similar accusation in absentia was brought against the commander of 44th separate artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Oleg Lisovyi.

“In addition, among the accused in absentia there is Andriy Grishchenko, who previously held the post of the commander of the 72nd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and now he is the commander of operational command of "South" of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the statement says.

Earlier it was reported that the National Police and the National Guard move to heightened alert regime of service from 14 November. Such innovations concern the Russian plan to destabilize situation in Ukraine. During 15-25 November streets in Kyiv may be closed, and also may be limited movement in connection with mass gatherings.

Related: Russian media pose situation as if Ukraine created “headquarters to respond to public actions,”- Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council

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