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 Ukraine’s court sanctions arrest of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Vitko

The court granted the petition of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office to detain Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Alexander Vitko.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

The Main Military Prosecutor's Office served Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation Alexander Vitko notice of suspicion of committing a number of grave crimes against Ukraine April 18, 2016. April 25, 2016, he was also served summons obliging him to arrive to the body of inquiry.

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Since the suspect failed to come within the time frame specified, the Main Military Prosecutor's Office requested permission to arrest Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vice-Admiral Vitko so that he would be able to take part in the hearing on imposition of pretrial restriction in the form of confinement against him.

The suspect was put on a wanted list April 26, 2016 under prosecutor's decision as he was fleeing from justice in order to evade criminal responsibility. The Department of Criminal Investigation of the National Police of Ukraine is in charge of suspect tracking.

The investigating judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv granted the petition of the prosecutor's office and sanctioned detention of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Alexander Vitko April 27.

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