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 Verdict on Gen. Nazarov's case postponed due to misspellings in victims' names

Judge of Pavlohradskyi District Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region Nataliia Samotkan stopped drafting of the verdict on Major General Viktor Nazarov's case.

Military prosecutor Maksym Krym, who represents the state prosecution in the case, told Censor.NET.

"The judge has found mistakes in personal details of the killed soldiers, misspellings in last names. The judge believes this is a serious reason for further cancellation of the verdict, so she ruled to correct mistakes first. A forensic expert will be invited to court to confirm the identities of the deceased," Krym said.

Read more: Court ready to deliver verdict against General Nazarov in Il-76 case

The hearing was scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 22. Krym said that the suspect, Viktor Nazarov, the victims, and military who support the general were present in the court room.

On Dec. 17, 2015, the Pavlohrad city district court of the Dnipropetrovsk region started the trial in the case of the killing of 49 Ukrainian military in the Il-76 plane over Luhansk.

The court tries one man - Major General Viktor Nazarov, who commanded the ATO Staff at that moment. He is charged under part 3 article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (habitual negligence in office during war, causing grave consequences).

According to the conclusion of the commission that has carried out a complex military-tactical criminalistic analysis, Nazarov was the one directly obliged to take measures to suppress the air defense of terrorists and ensure the safety of Il-76 flight over enemy-controlled Luhansk on June 14, 2014.

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The investigators have interrogated 132 witnesses and conducted 112 examinations.
 
 
 
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