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 Criminal Proceedings Initiated Against Army Officials and ATO Command Staff Regarding Downed IL-76: Information on Increazed Activity of Terrorists was Ignored

General Directorate of Supervision over the Observance of Laws in the Military field initiated criminal proceedings against officials of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and command staff of the anti-terrrorist center at the Security Service of Ukraine regarding the IL-76 shot down in Luhansk.

Censor.NET citing the press-service of the Attorney General's Office writes that according to the report, it was revealed that the military officials of the Armed Forces and command staff of the ATO ignored available information on the activization of terrorist groups near Luhansk Airport, as well as information about them having armed man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), and had not conducted a set of measures for the safe landing of the aircraft in the area of anti-terrorist operation.

Because of the above mentioned the plane was fired at by the terrorists from MANPADS and heavy machine guns landing in Luhansk airport. The bombardment of the plane caused fire and the plane crashed. 49 people on board of the IL-76 were killed.

It also reported that on June 17, 2014 this fact has been entered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations on the grounds of criminal offenses under Part 2 Art. 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Negligent Attitude to Military Service," which provides for imprisonment for a term of 3 to 7 years.

 
 
 
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