"The problem was as follows: the logistics failed to provide hot meals and just 20 cubic meters of boards so that people could escape the impassable swamp. They decided that the soldiers would endure everything!" he said. "After we instituted criminal proceedings and inspected the site, field kitchens, tents, and other things arrived as early as the next morning," the official added.
"The incident was due to the negligence and indifference of the command to the fate of people... At the moment, eight officials have been put in the guardhouse for a period of 5 to 10 days, including a Skhid Operations Command deputy commander and the brigade commander. On March 14, we expect the court to take decisions on two more officers, including the deputy commander for combat training. Senior officers are subject to arrest and temporary imprisonment by a court decision," Matios said.
"After the incident, the General Staff initiated inspections of other grounds and deployment sites," Matios noted.