Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office: about 3,500 war crimes took place in 2015

Source : 112 Ukraine

Most of the cases concern desertion and bullying of senior officers
17:55, 5 April 2016

112 Agency

As of March 2016, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office, has been investigating 2,137 cases of war crimes. Anatoliy Matios, the Head of the Office, said this in an interview with Ukrainski Novyny news agency.

According to him, last year, some 3.5 thousand guilty verdicts were pronounced. “These are 3,252 indictments against 3,581 servicemen, all of them are submitted to court”, Matios said.

He added that most of these cases were opened upon the facts of desertion and bullying of senior officers, illegal possession of military property and violation of gun handling requirements.    

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