The Office of Prosecutor General has notified former "defense minister" of self-styled Donetsk People's Republic of suspicion in absentia. The press service of the authority reported that on Tuesday.
Most likely, the suspect is Igor Girkin (Strelkov).
Girkin is now on the wanted list; the court provided permission to apprehend him, so as to bring him to justice.
The investigation found out that in April 2014, Igor Girkin was involved in capturing and tortures of Ukrainian patriots in the Donetsk region. He is suspected of applying physical force, too. The captured citizens were brought to a building in the-then occupied Slovyansk, then tortured, beaten up, cut with knives, and suffered other physical and moral injuries for their pro-Ukrainian position. At least three of these people were killed in detention.
Earlier, we reported that the Dutch court that looks into the MH17 catastrophe intends to add Igor Girkin's interview with Ukrainian reporter Dmytro Gordon to the case materials. Deutsche Welle reported that on June 9.
"Chief Judge Hendrik Stinheys said Girkin's recent high-profile interview will be added to the case materials", reads the message.
The interview with the ex-leader of Russian mercenaries was released by Gordon on May 18.
In the three-hours-long conversation, Girkin mentioned a number of already known episodes, and also revealed some new details.