"For those who doubt that Defense Minister Poltorak may appoint a person suspected of treason and facing up to eight years in prison to a high office in the Army: the Defense Ministry has officially confirmed that General Nazarkin obtained an appointment in the Western Operational Command in Kyiv. Poltorak could at least have searched Google for who Nazarkin is before signing the order," the journalist wrote.
Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov commented on the appointment on his Facebook page:
"Major-General Nazarkin, whose criminal orders resulted in death of many Ukrainian soldiers, whom the servicemen hate, is appointed first deputy commander of the Operational Command "West". Nazarkin is Muzhenko's friend. It is he who makes appointments in the Armed Forces and commands the Army. Unfortunately, it is not a joke.
"Nazarkin was running Special Operations Directorate of the General Staff at the beginning of anti-terrorist operation but following the uproar in the media the SBU has launched a criminal investigation against him for treason after several Ukrainian detachments were destroyed as a result of Nazarkin's orders. Now the deputy of the regional council from the Party of Regions Muzhenko again appoints Nazarkin to the high command position," Butusov wrote.