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Annually soldiers commit about 20,000 crimes, - Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor

Source : 112 Ukraine

More than 5,000 crimes committed by the soldiers spotted in Ukraine since the beginning of 2018
18:20, 29 May 2018

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Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios reported that annually the soldiers commit about 20,000 crimes. He claimed this at the briefing dedicated to the military justice and the perspectives of its reforming in Ukraine broadcasted by 112.ukraine.

Matios noted that the crime rate among the soldiers has increased sharply since 2014 and remains to be stably high.

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The total amount of the criminal proceedings investigation by the investigators of the military prosecutor's office in 2015-2017 is more than 20, 000 per year. Averagely, there were from 24,000 up to 20, 3000 cases in different periods of time', he reported.

According to him, as for today, 5, 200 military crimes are investigated by the military prosecutors since the beginning of 2018.

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 '5, 179 crimes were committed only during five months. In the previous year, there were almost, 7, 500 crimes', Matios noted.

The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office reported that 27, 200 criminal cases on the offences and crimes committed by 43, 000 soldiers that is the fourth part of the army were spotted during the whole period of time.

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Earlier Matios claimed that it is necessary to create the State Military Justice Bureau in Ukraine.

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