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 Rada to hear Lutsenko's report on Ilovaisk tragedy investigation tomorrow

On Friday morning, July 15, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko will report in the parliament on the investigation of the encirclement of Ukrainian troops near Ilovaisk.

Censor.NET's Chief Editor Yurii Butusov announced on Facebook.

"The prosecutor general has personally studied the case. He is acquainted with the military-strategic analysis that established on the basis of documents who exactly commanded the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) troops, who gave the order to attack Ilovaisk, who gave the order to send National Guard and Interior Ministry volunteer battalions to storm the city, who failed to order a breakthrough, who failed to send reserves," he wrote, noting that the military-strategic analysis was approved unanimously by the entire group of experts consisting of 20 officers and generals.

Butusov is hopeful that Lutsenko will come up with "the only possible decision - a public trial over the death of soldiers," because "in ATO conditions, it is the state's duty."

"The society has the right to know the truth, even the bitter truth," he stressed.

Read more: Case on Ilovaisk is on my table. We will make decision, - Lutsenko

As previously reported, in August 2015, Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios said that the August 2014 Ilovaisk tragedy claimed lives of 366 Ukrainian servicemen and law enforcers, while 429 soldiers received injuries of varying severity and 158 more went missing. According to the military prosecutor's office, the Ilovaisk battle saw a 1,000-strong ATO group resisting 16,000 militants and Russian soldiers. As a result, the total cost of destroyed Ukrainian vehicles and armament made some 300 million hryvnia (approx. $12.07 million). Matios believes that the main cause behind the tragedy was a treacherous invasion of Russian troops in the rear of the ATO forces.

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