Officer sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for murder of soldier

Source : 112 Ukraine

The murder took place in the fall of 2014
19:46, 18 July 2018

112 Agency

Senior lieutenant one of the military units was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for murdering of the soldier in Volyn region. Oleh Seniuk, the Military Advocate General of the western region of Ukraine claimed this on his page on Facebook.

It is noted that the incident took place in the fall of 2014. According to Seniuk’s information, there was a conflict between two soldiers over personal enmity on the way out from the premises of the barracks of the tank battalion. As a result, one of them struck a colleague with one purposeful blow with a stabbing-cutting object in the chest. The injury of the affected was incompatible with life.

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‘This is why the officer got what he deserved. Nine years of prison for the commitment. Literally yesterday, the Court of Cassation in the Ukrainian Parliament endorsed the position of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Lutsk garrison having left the sentence of the court of first and court order unchanged, and completely refused to satisfy the cassation appeal of the defender of the accused,’ reads the message.

Senyuk added that the first decision on the conviction of a soldier of the Kovalsky district court of the Volyn region took on May 30, 2016. Later in November of that year, the Appeal Court of Volyn region left the sentence of the local court unchanged.

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