Military Prosecutor's Office initiates pre-trial investigation into battle during which Savchenko fell prisoner. DOCUMENT

Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine is starting a pre-trial investigation into the battle of June 17, 2014, during which Ukrainian MP, former political prisoner in Russia Nadiia Savchenko was captured.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, this was stated in the reply of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to a press inquiry.

"... The Military Prosecutor's Office of Kharkiv garrison added in the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations the evidence of actions which have constituent elements of a criminal offense punished by part 2 of the Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, namely, neglect of official duty by service persons of the military unit No. B0624, which caused serious consequences including death of 16 soldiers, captivity of seven soldiers, and seizure of military equipment operated by the mentioned military unit by members of illegal armed groups near Shchastia village in the Luhansk region on June 17, 2014," the document reads.

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The Aidar Battalion's military base No. B0624 was renamed into B2950 in January 2015.

As noted, no charges were brought under this criminal case.

Earlier, Leader of Ukrainian Youth Development NGO Yevhen Hospodyniuk told a press conference that the Military Prosecutor's Office of Kharkiv garrison had initiated a pre-trial investigation into neglect of official duty by Nadiia Savchenko.

The case was added to the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations on Nov. 28, 2016.

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"The pre-trial investigation was opened under article 425 of the Criminal Code - neglect of official duty," he said and demonstrated the letter from the Military Prosecutor's Office.


Hospodyniuk noted that his organization had filed an inquiry to the Military Prosecutor's Office based on the testimonies of the soldiers who served with Savchenko.

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According to him, the activists failed to follow the progress of the investigation.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n419659