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 Ukraine's top prosecutor says names of Russian colonels who armed MP Savchenko for terror act known to investigators

The investigators of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) have identified the Russian military officials who handed over weapons to Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko for committing acts of terror.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko says he knows the names of colonels of the Russian armed forces who gave Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko weapons for a terrorist attack in downtown Kyiv, which was prevented by the Ukrainian special services.

"The Ukrainian people are now engaged in 'three wars.' The entire world knows about the first war – it's a war with the Russian occupying army and Russian-led forces in the Donbas. We're fighting not only with 40,000 armed separatists and terrorists, not only with thousands of officers of the Russian army that control them, and I say this officially," he said at National University "Ostroh Academy" in Rivne region.

He also gave an example of a terrorist attack plotted by Nadia Savchenko when "we have proved that certain colonels of the armed forces of the Russian Federation gave her weapons for the terrorist attack [due to be committed] in the center of the Ukrainian capital."

"We know these colonels by their names, noms de guerre, their ranks," Lutsenko said.

On March 22, the law enforcers served Savchenko with charge papers and detained her inside the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the presence of journalists after the parliament stripped her of immunity and sanctioned her detention and arrest. She was remanded in pretrial custody until May 20 in a bail hearing held on March 23 after which the lawmaker went on a hunger strike.

On March 21, the members of the Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine unanimously upheld motions to detain, arrest, and bring to criminal responsibility non-affiliated MP Savchenko which were subsequently supported by the parliament's majority.

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On March 15, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko requested the Verkhovna Rada to strip MP Savchenko of immunity, detain and arrest her. The lawmaker is suspected of allegedly plotting an armed coup through acts of terrorism.

On March 12, Savchenko was summoned for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) due to an investigation in criminal proceedings against Volodymyr Ruban.

On March 8, Ruban was detained at a checkpoint in the Donbas with a batch of weapons. He was delivering these weapons from the occupied territory to the government-controlled part of the Donbas.

Ruban is suspected of plotting armed attacks on senior government officials, preparing a terrorist act with the use of weapons and explosives posing a threat to life and limb of people.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3065551