Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko announced at a news briefing, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrainski Novyny.
"On Aug. 8, 2016, the PGO issued indictments on charges of very serious crimes against the foundations of national security of Ukraine... to 18 people from among representatives of Russia's authorities and armed forces," he said.
In particular, indictments have been issued against a Putin's adviser, the former authorized representative of the Russian president in the so-called "Crimean Federal District," Russia's defense minister, his two deputies and 10 generals from among the high command of Russia's armed forces.
The pre-trial investigation has found these persons issued criminal orders aimed at altering the territory of Ukraine.
Their actions have resulted in at least 2,263 Ukrainian military killed and 8,394 more injured and incurred hardware losses exceeding 1.3 trillion hryvnia (approx. $50.137 billion).
The indictments have been sent by courier and e-mail.
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