Russia accuses Ukraine’s ex-Defense Minister of calls to terrorism

Source : 112 Ukraine

The investigators regard Anatoliy Hrytsenko’s speech on July 2017 as "a call to commit acts of terrorism"
16:00, 25 July 2018

112 Agency

The Russian Investigative Committee press charges against the former Defense Minister of Ukraine Anatoliy Hrytsenko. Russian investigators accused him of calling to commit terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation, as the press service of the committee reported.

"The main department of Russian Investigation Committee found out about another criminal act of the former Defense Minister of Ukraine Anatoliy Hrytsenko in the investigation of the public calls to carry out terrorist acts in Moscow and Taganrog he made. These statements were made by him on 112 Ukraine TV channel on July 2, 2017 (Part 2, Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ), "the ministry said.

The Investigation Committee added they had carried out several portrait and linguistic examinations that prove Hrytsenko’s complicity in the similar “crime” on July 16 2014 when on air of a Ukrainian channel he called to conduct terrorist attacks in Russia by blowing up the railways.

The Investigation Committee opened a criminal case and pressed charges against Hrytsenko having combined the two cases.

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